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# Women in Tech

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Manager
Joined: 21 Mar 2010
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14 Sep 2010, 23:41
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/14/women- ... mplaining/

Surprising how big the disparity is sometimes. My current office is way better than previous one with almost half the top managers being women.

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Director
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15 Sep 2010, 08:35
sanlitun wrote:
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/14/women-in-tech-look-around-the-world-and-stop-complaining/

Surprising how big the disparity is sometimes. My current office is way better than previous one with almost half the top managers being women.

How is that better?
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Joined: 12 Jun 2009
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Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)

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15 Sep 2010, 08:42
the link is not there? But i think as years go by the gender gap will close up pretty quick
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15 Sep 2010, 10:20
According to recent surveys, the gap is becoming awfully close. Ahhhhhhhhhhh
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Current Student
Joined: 20 Mar 2010
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Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Schools: Chicago Booth
WE 1: Analyst: Big Four U.S.
WE 2: Senior Consultant: Big Four Taipei

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16 Sep 2010, 20:09
I think the link changed now that it's not on the front page. Try:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/14/how-di ... ai-fu-lee/

Interesting that the article pointed to how Asian countries lag behind their global counterparts in women in leadership, when that's not been my experience at all. My Midwest U.S. Big 4 office had a 1:8 ratio of women to men at the Partner/Principal/Executive Director level, while my Taiwan Big 4 office has more women in those roles than men. Our office managing partner and tax managing partner are both female. It's been really inspirational for me to observe women who are succeeding in those roles!

In Taiwan, there's a trend for women to pursue higher education at much greater rates than men, who often return home to run a small family business or similar after finishing their mandatory military service. It's had huge societal repercussions in the form of delaying the age at first marriage, delaying the average age of a mother at the birth of her first child, and reducing family size as women value working over motherhood. Taiwan will be following closely in Japan's footsteps towards a population crisis, and has largely avoided one thus far by relaxing visa rules to encourage women from around SE Asia (largely Phillippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia) to immigrate here. Those immigrants tend to embrace larger families and be more willing to work with their Taiwanese husbands on a small store or restaurant as a family than strike out in their own careers.

Thanks for posting the article- it's always great to hear perspectives out there that I'm not witnessing directly!
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Re: Women in Tech   [#permalink] 16 Sep 2010, 20:09
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