Breaking the Stereotype: Evolution & Persistence of Gender Bias in Tech
- 30 minutes
Did you know that originally programming was a female-heavy field? How did we get to the stereotype of the antisocial programmer (and therefore male)?
How the concept that good programmers appeared to have been “born, not made” is still affecting our tech industry and society.
I will explore the early days of computing when women were actually the dominant sex in programming. Can you believe it?? How did we get from this to the stereotype of the nerdy programmer obsessed with programming? We will find out how this has changed and how gender bias has influenced the development of the tech industry as we know it today.
I will also dig into the consequences of gender bias in the tech industry, including the negative impacts on innovation, profitability, and the overall well-being of the industry. The talk will conclude with practical steps and solutions that companies can take to create a more inclusive and diverse tech industry.
The gender gap it’s an important issue that affects all of us. By taking action to address these biases, we can create a better future for everyone in the industry.