“We all know the tech industry has a diversity problem. Far bleaker is the lack of diversity, specifically among the industry’s technical workforce.
There are many reasons why tech companies have a diversity problem. I don’t, by any means, discount that male-dominated organizations have a natural hiring bias, or that sexist “brogrammer” culture drives women away. Data clearly shows that tech companies do a worse job retaining (or promoting) female employees. The industry, as a whole, can clearly improve. But data also suggests the biggest reason for a lack of diversity in tech isn’t discrimination in hiring or retention. It’s the education pipeline.”