Notably, more does tend to be bred during their first estrous cycle in November, leading to more fawns being dropped at the same time, which helps more of them avoid predators and get to a size that has them ready to face Minnesota's winters...Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant.Afterward, Blount spoke to another top woman—a vice president—who said he’d treated her the same way.would prove so hostile to women is more than a little counterintuitive.The report concluded that these fields tend to be problematic for women, owing to a stubborn assumption that genius is a male trait.
Nobody thinks that of lawyers or accountants or even brain surgeons; while some people clearly have more aptitude than others, it’s accepted that law school is where you learn law and that preparing for and passing the CPA exam is how you become a certified accountant. In contrast, a 2015 study published in Science confirmed that computer science and certain other fields, including physics, math, and philosophy, fetishize “brilliance,” cultivating the idea that potential is inborn.But the data did not support these other theories.“The more a field valued giftedness, the fewer the female Ph Ds,” the study found, pointing out that the same pattern held for African Americans.Because both groups still tend to be “stereotyped as lacking innate intellectual talent,” the study concluded, “the extent to which practitioners of a discipline believe that success depends on sheer brilliance is a strong predictor of women’s and African Americans’ representation.”That may be why, for years, the tech industry’s gender disparity was considered almost a natural thing.In October 2013, Chou attended the Grace Hopper conference, an annual gathering for women in computing, where Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, warned that the number of women in tech was falling. She realized that for such a data-driven industry, few reliable diversity statistics were available.
That same month, she wrote a post on Medium in which she called on people to share data from their own companies, and she set up a spreadsheet where they could do so.But being new comes with its own problems: Because Silicon Valley is a place where a newcomer can unseat the most established player, many people there believe—despite evidence everywhere to the contrary—that tech is a meritocracy.