Advancing Women to the Boardroom

The Elephant in the Valley

Fast Company recently reported on a study of gender discrimination and sexual harassment in the tech industry. More than 200 women, all with at least 10 years of work experience, participated in the study. Some of the findings included:

  • 60% reported being the target of unwanted sexual advances from a superior.
  • 33% indicated that there have been times at when they had feared for their safety in a work-related situation.
  • 66% reported that they had been excluded from networking opportunities and social events because of their gender.
  • 75% indicated that they had been asked about marriage and family plans in interviews.

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