Outside the Box: A tech CEO weighs in on the controversial Google memo and why so few women are in tech

A Google engineer posted a 10-page manifesto in early August 2017 entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber.” The article critiqued diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In case you missed it, you can read it here.

Now, I’m not normally one to wade into these types of conversations, but as a CEO of a tech-focused company whose team has crested the 50/50 male/female line over the years (plus nonbinary folks), I reject the idea that achieving an organization near parity is impossible. The notion that technology must be male-dominated because “men are better at technology” is antiquated and boring, like any grainy filmstrip from history class about colonizing the moon: quaint, if it weren’t so dangerous.

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