The 26%: Women Speak Out On The Tech Industry’s Diversity Crisis

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The 26%: Women Speak Out On The Tech Industry’s Diversity Crisis
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According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, despite the tech industry’s rapid growth, the percentage of female workers has actually decreased, from 35 percent in 1990 to just 26 percent today.

Re/Code, the tech news site, has launched a video series called “The 26%: Women Speak Out On Tech’s Diversity Crisis,” featuring prominent women in tech speaking about their industry experiences, the challenges they’ve faced and how the industry can become more inclusive.

In the first episode, Google X user experience researcher Leila Takayama discusses her early days at robotics pioneer Willow Garage, the importance of diverse perspectives in product design, and how she has tackled subtle or explicit gender discrimination in her career.

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