Outrage over Google memo: Why do men outnumber women in tech?

A research on temperament does suggest that nature instils some psychological sex differences

Marissa Mayer
Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer.

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What’s much harder to agree on is why. The recent anti-diversity memo by a now former Google engineer has pushed this topic into the spotlight. The writer argued there are ways to explain the gender gap in tech that don’t rely on bias and discrimination – specifically, biological sex differences. Setting aside how this assertion would affect questions about how to move toward greater equity in tech fields, how well does his wrap-up represent what researchers know about the ...