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Women Are Leaving The Tech Industry In Droves

Ana Redmond launched into a technology career for an exciting challenge and a chance to change the world. She was well-equipped to succeed too: An ambitious math and science wiz, she could code faster, with fewer errors, than anyone she knew.

In 2011, after 15 years, she left before achieving a management position.

Garann Means became a programmer for similar reasons. After 13 years, she quit too, citing a hostile and unwelcoming environment for women.

Neither expects to ever go back.

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sonic9892352d ago

The work environment aren't enjoyable by anyone but you must overcome it.
Women these want everything to go their way even though they get things easier than men because they might look attractive which helps, but you know complain complain and quite probably the example we are looking at is just a personal experience.

ChrisW2352d ago

I wouldn't call a few high profile women leaving the tech industry as "leaving in droves."

SilentNegotiator2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

But then how will we make the tech industry look sexist and continue or fight against the evils of white, heterosexual males?

johny52352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

Women want everything handed to them on a silver platter!

The tech industry, like the corporate space is Hostile in nature. It is a dog eat dog world, where only the determined and confident survive!

Women are not as hostile by nature, so it would make sense that they would be at a competitive disadvantage, compared to Men.

Arguing and crying foul will not change over 200,000yrs of evolution overnight!

kevnb2351d ago

you must have never made a woman mad.

annoyedgamer2352d ago

Gamergate is not in the news so now we have to deal with this...

oh noez capitalism izzz muhsogynist must goo naoo!1!!

Speed-Racer2352d ago

Ugh GamerGate was the most sickening phenomenon to take place. Even worse than those attention whores were the writers on N4G trying to drag out the topic just for the hits.

terminallyCapricious2352d ago

Its because of what the journalists were writing is what caused gamergate to get a bad spotlight. Gamergate itself from the beginning has been about calling out shit in the games journalism/indie industry. But because some of the people we called out are women, that automatically makes us misogynist according to the journos. But no unless you are just going by what the mainstream media is saying then by no means is gamergate sickening. Its just consumers revolting.

annoyedgamer2352d ago (Edited 2352d ago )

Eh remember Gamergate is a word, the topic had to be banned form n4g because a certain 2 or 3 submitter prowled the net for liberal SJW stories calling gamers, homophobic, racist, sexist and misogynist. Believe it or not one of the major con-women Anita Sarkesian has branched into this "tech izz sexist" thing now and is receiving money from Intel. Now that GG is no longer as profitable she moves on to milk something else ans ruin another industry in the process.

Speed-Racer2352d ago

@tobiworldwide - True. By itself I'm ok with it but what it evolved to...or should I say devolved to, that's where I couldn't take it anymore

Gondee2352d ago

I have since stopped using N4G, that was so fucking annoying

SilentNegotiator2351d ago (Edited 2351d ago )

@Gondee

The mods have changed the rules a bit to stop the spam (the constant gamer/GG bashing being submitting by the same handful of users) but keep the actual NEWS relating to GG stuff.

And it was never THAT much of a hindrance. Anti-GG people love to salute themselves for destroying the popularity of Gamergate and how no one talks about it anymore, but their racist, anti-male garbage became white noise just as fast as GG articles; so those articles didn't typically garner a lot of attention in the months preceding the rule change on N4G.

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DillyDilly2352d ago

Women just like men has gotta work their way up the ladder in any industry

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