We have three great events this week – a spin class followed by happy hour in Dallas, painting and wine in San Antonio, and a happy hour at Jack Allen’s in Austin. Please sign up and spend an evening with your fellow TXWSW!
Bloomberg examines why so few women survive the bro culture in technology. Digging in, one survey showed that 87% of women with at least 10 years’ experience working in tech reported hearing demeaning comments from male colleagues, 75% were asked about their family lives in job interviews and 60% received unwanted sexual advances. Those are just 3 easy to fix items that would make the industry much more attractive to female talent. The full article can be found here.
The next article asks the question – why don’t women see themselves as entrepreneurs? Although women make up over half the workforce, they only own 36% of companies in the US, and those that do own companies earn less in revenue and have fewer employees. In technology, fewer than 10% of start-ups are owned by women. The discrepancy can be blamed on the concept of homophily or love of the same – in other words, people tend to live in bubbles which shapes the ideas we form. People mentor and give money to people like themselves leaving women out of those established networks. Women also have less opportunity for management experience at a large company that can give them the skills to help launch their own business. The full article can be found here.
Finally, Paulina Porizkova explores the cultural attitudes about women that she experienced in during her life in Czechoslovakia, Sweden, France and finally America. The sum total of her experience has led her to proudly wear the label of feminist because why shouldn’t a woman’s power be equal to that of a man? The full article can be found here.
We have some terrific events lined up for you this year and look forward to seeing you all at an event in 2017! To learn more about our 2017 events, please visit www.txwsw.com Please also scroll to the end of this newsletter to check out some interesting jobs from our network.