Closing technology's gender gap in a decade


WE all know that the technology industry has a gender problem. But how do you move the needle from awareness to action?

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, and Girls Who Code, a non-profit tech group, have an idea: take the fight to the states. On Friday, both hosted the first-ever Girls Who Code Governor's Summit at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The guest list included Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds of Iowa.

Many organisations aimed at improving gender equality in the tech field have focused on changing the culture at tech companies in the past. But this is the first time...

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