“We found that 63% of women in science, engineering and technology
have experienced sexual harassment. That’s a really high figure. They talk about demeaning and condescending attitudes, lots
of off-color jokes, sexual innuendo, arrogance; colleagues,
particularly in the tech culture, who genuinely think women don’t have
what it takes — who see them as genetically inferior.”
—Athena factor researchers Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Carolyn Buck Luce and Lisa J. Servon , explaining the reasons women leave technology careers in their mid-30s and early 40s. This Computerworld article is part of the promotion around a HBS article on their research.