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More women in tech but not at the top

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By Tom Finn

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There is definitely an apartheid of gender.

And sadly will stay the same as long as there are regimes and "religions" in this world that continue to look at women as second class citizens!

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It'll take at least a generation to sort it out I reckon unfortunately

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Nonetheless, four in 10 respondents agreed with the statement: "Many women are offered leadership roles just to fill quotas".

At least people understand the reality of the situation. Just like Affirmative Action. It flies in the face of judging / rewarding someone on the basis of their ability / content of their character.

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Boosting gender equality was a key theme at this year's Web Summit in Portugal, where company representatives spoke of training staff in unconscious bias, deleting sex from CVs, having women on all shortlists and improving maternity rights.

Delete sex from CV's will result in wasting the time of interviewers and interviewees alike. The company wants a man/woman for the job so they toss any application with a name that is obvious from the "wrong" gender group. If someone from the other gender group slips through, the do a short interview and blow them off. If they can't figure out which gender that person is, they play games like on the "What's that? It's Pat!" sketch on SNL.

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Boosting gender equality was a key theme at this year's Web Summit in Portugal, where company representatives spoke of training staff in unconscious bias, deleting sex from CVs, having women on all shortlists and improving maternity rights.

Having women on all shortlists simply because they are women is pure sexism.

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One of my old companies was biased towards men for 60 years resulting in about 80% men workers

Now they're slightly biased towards women because otherwise it'd take another 60 years to make the ratio closer to 50%

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