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almost 10 years ago from Art Vandelay, Latex Salesman - Vandelay Industries

  • Allison HouseAllison House, almost 10 years ago

    If less women are represented, isn't that just because less women are interested?

    This is often described as the "pipeline problem", and it's where a lot of folks start theorizing about why young women may or may not want to get into STEM. We can talk about it, but most of us aren't in a position to address that problem immediately. (If you'd like to be, volunteer and donate!)

    How can we help in our immediate context? Let's focus on the women we DO have. Women are leaving the industry forever (!) at twice the rate of men, and lack of recognition is absolutely part of that.

    Patrick is improving visibility and encouraging that behavior in others, which is totally valuable. He's also taking advantage of social momentum and building on an existing conversation. Killin' it, Patrick.

    (By the way, please consider describing women as women, rather than girls!)

    6 points