“At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit (unconscious) and explicit biases are holding women back in tech and leadership. Of course, men and women experience bias, tech, and the workplace differently and we should be cognizant of this, but it’s far from the whole story.” This is the premise of a 10-page document, written by a Google engineer that questions Google’s diversity programs, as published by Gizmodo.
Is the fact that tech isn’t 50/50 men and women due to bias against women or are there truly other factors, unrelated to bias that keeps the numbers different? And is the notion that biology, not bias, causes difference career choices so offensive that women should leave Google? At least one Google employee thinks so (thanks to Motherboard who found this tweet, and covered the document first):
If HR does nothing in this case, I will consider leaving this company for real for the first time in five years.
— Jaana B. Dogan
Think about that for a moment: Are we so delicate that we cannot address even the idea that biology may play a role in the types of careers we have?
To keep reading, click here: “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Asks is it Discrimination or Biology?