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Why we need more women in tech

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The future is in code and we need women to write it.

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Why we need more women in tech

  1. 1. Why we need more women in tech
  2. 2. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  3. 3. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  4. 4. Unconsciously, we tend to like people who look like us, think like us and come from backgrounds similar to ours.
  5. 5. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  6. 6. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  7. 7. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  8. 8. #MoreWomen
  9. 9. #MoreWomen
  10. 10. #MoreWomen
  11. 11. #MoreWomen
  12. 12. #MoreWomen
  13. 13. #MoreWomen
  14. 14. #MoreWomen
  15. 15. #MoreWomen
  16. 16. And the tech world is still a boy’s club…
  17. 17. Source: Apple diversity website
  18. 18. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference
  19. 19. And the numbers are dropping! Source: Apple Diversity
  20. 20. The Athena Factor • After 10 years of work experience, “The Athena Factor” found, 41% of women in tech leave the industry, compared with 17% of men.
  21. 21. How to bro-propriate
  22. 22. And we end up with all-male panels…
  23. 23. Yet, The Odds That a Panel Would 'Randomly' Be All Men Are Astronomical • One mathematician’s formula suggests that all-male lineups don’t “just happen,” despite what conference organizers might claim.
  24. 24. And some websites start to “make fun” of this situation
  25. 25. Yet diversity brings money
  26. 26. Mc Kinsey: Diversity matters
  27. 27. Gender inequity makes us lose money and opportunities Source: Diversity matters, Mac Kinsey 2015
  28. 28. Diverse teams have a more diverse set of skills • And thus a higher financial performance.
  29. 29. Source: Apple diversity website
  30. 30. A group of ordinary people who are diverse can defeat a group of like-minded experts
  31. 31. Diverse teams help you understand better diverse audiences • A team with a member who shares a client’s ethnicity is 152% likelier than another team to understand that client.
  32. 32. Women control 73% of consumer purchasing and $20 trillion of the world’s annual consumer spending • And yet… • 91% of women reported they didn’t think that advertisers understood them.
  33. 33. Source: Apple diversity website
  34. 34. The tech world is changing Women need to be part of it!
  35. 35. Mark Zuckerberg paternity leave
  36. 36. What can we do about it?
  37. 37. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  38. 38. Transparency is the first step to change the situation
  39. 39. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures Challenge your own bias
  40. 40. ● Divert the conversation and revisit privately ● Appeal to participant values ● Share why it matters to you ● Ask the speaker to see from another view Ways bystanders take action Point it out This material is adapted from the Ada Initiative and may be used in accordance with the Ada Initiative's license. In the event of conflict between the re:Work terms and the Ada Initiative's license, the Ada Initiative's license will apply. Change your company culture
  41. 41. Run a Bias Busting workshop
  42. 42. Enquire an Ally Skills training
  43. 43. Source: Unconscious Bias @ Work | Google Ventures
  44. 44. Even the details count
  45. 45. We need to teach girls to code
  46. 46. We need to teach girls to code
  47. 47. We need more female engineers
  48. 48. We need new toys
  49. 49. We need new role models
  50. 50. We need new start up founders
  51. 51. We need women to take back the tech
  52. 52. We need new tech spaces
  53. 53. We need to find mentors
  54. 54. We need more women in tech events
  55. 55. We need to promote the women in tech around us
  56. 56. As a speaker…
  57. 57. If you attend a conference • Leverage social media! • Point out gender imbalances when you see them • #allmalepanels
  58. 58. As a conference organizer
  59. 59. Join our speakers bureau!
  60. 60. The World's Leading Technology Educator

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