Why should this matter to you if you’re a tech CEO like me and trying to build a company? We know now that adding women at every stage of a tech company’s growth (and most especially in the earliest stages) improves profits, stabilizes revenue, decreases legal costs for financial malfeasance, reduces public relations fiascoes, improves product quality and decreases marketing missteps, and creates a better working environment. It’s stupid on every level not to acknowledge the obstacles women face when they try to join a tech company.
This article by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is fantastic. We need tech companies to make this a big deal.