Sixty percent of women in tech reported unwanted sexual advances in the workplace. This statistic was brought to light after a group of researchers at Stanford University released an eye-opening study called Elephant in the Valley, which focuses on women in tech and the obstacles they face in the workplace. There are five key areas of their research, including feedback and promotion, inclusion, unconscious biases, motherhood, and harassment and safety.
Another statistic reports that during interviews, 75% of women were asked about their personal family lives, being questioned about their marital status and children. A shocking 47% of women report being asked to do lower-level tasks that their male colleagues are not being asked to do such as note-taking and ordering food.
This study truly brought light to some important issues. For more information and to share your personal story, visit the group’s website.
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