29 November 2014

Bias interrupters

James Surowiecki recaps the gender disparity in tech, touching on the observed dropoff in female CS degrees since 1980.
Promoting diversity isn’t, as many techies think, pure do-gooderism. It’s genuinely good for business, since a large body of evidence suggests that making organizations more diverse can also make them perform better.... A worldwide study, published in May, of more than four thousand R. & D. teams found that gender-diverse teams were considerably better at driving “radical innovation.”

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