The people in charge of the most important tech products in the world don’t have much in common with many of their customers. Many are rich, American, white — and, of particular import today, male.
Take a moment to mark International Women’s Day by reflecting on the dismal representation of women in the upper ranks of companies like Apple, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft and Google. Senior leadership at these companies is invariably dominated by dudes: Of these four, Apple is most gender-diverse, with 28 percent women.
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At Microsoft, 17.9 percent of senior leadership is female; 24 percent at Google; 18.4 percent at Intel and 27 percent at Facebook. Read more…