"Warning 'you can’t just hide' from the problem of workplace sexism, Ellen Pao says Silicon Valley must continue to work on the issues brought up in her loss to venture capital-firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a much-watched gender-bias trial. 'You need to work through these issues,” Ms. Pao said in her first interview since the March 27 verdict, 'because they are here and they’re not going to go away.'. . . .Ms.
"It's so tempting to attribute the paucity of women in STEM to pipeline problems or personal choices. But it's time to listen to women scientists: they think the issue is gender bias, and an increasing amount of research supports that view."
"Often, Silicon Valley’s disrupters do not succeed on the terms they initially envision. So it was on Friday when a jury decided that Ms. Pao’s claims of gender discrimination against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers were without merit. But while the verdict is a defeat for Ms. Pao, a former junior investing partner at the firm who stood to win potentially tens of millions in damages if she prevailed, the trial has nevertheless accomplished something improbable."
"Corporate leaders have come to recognize that men must work alongside women to create meaningful gender-equity improvements," says Bill Proudman, a co-founder. The firm coaches men to examine their mind-sets and shift behaviors so they can foster a more inclusive work culture, he adds.
In the fourth installment of a series of New York Times op-ed pieces, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and Wharton Professor Adam Grant argue that "to make gender parity a reality, we need to change the way we advocate for it. The usual focus is on fairness: to achieve justice, we need to give women equal opportunities. We need to go further and articulate why equality is not just the right thing to do for women but the desirable thing for us all."
New research has found that women tend to be underrepresented in disciplines whose practitioners think innate talent or "brilliance" is required to succeed. According to the findings, that’s true across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the STEM fields; humanities; and the social sciences. The research—led by Sarah-Jane Leslie, a philosophy professor at Princeton University, and Andrei Cimpian, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—was published in the journal Science.