By Sheelah Kolhatkar, The New Yorker, 11/20/17
The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse. More and more, women are pushing for change.
“Many startups begin as a collection of young entrepreneurs in a room, with no clear rules. They rarely have human-resources departments at first, meaning that there is no one charged with fielding complaints. And the emphasis among venture capitalists on “growth at any cost” often leads investors and board members to ignore workplace problems—as well as more serious violations—so long as a company’s valuation is going up.”
Almost half the women who get tech jobs eventually leave the field, more than double the percentage of men who do so.