Why there are so few women in Silicon Valley

Michael Yarish/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Yes, it’s 2017, but apparently there are still some people out there that question the ability of women to pursue high-power jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM) fields.

The latest evidence: A 10-page anti-diversity screed that circulated internally around Google GOOG, +0.79% before becoming public and going viral. A sample of its arguments: “I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership.

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