How Industry and Tech Wall Women Out
Douglas M. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair at the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of 23 books on gender and corporate governance with new book is The Future of Tech is Female: How to Achieve Gender Diversity joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is working in association with the Author Channel.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Douglas M. Branson discuss the following:
- What prompted you to write this book?
- This book is about far more than the tech industry’s problem with gender diversity — are all industries as guilty of not supporting, hiring, or promoting enough women?
- What are your feelings about programs like STEM? Do you think they promote or hinder gender diversity in the corporate sector?
- You’ve talked about the meritocracy that pervades Silicon Valley. How does that obscure Silicon Valley’s gender bias?
- Do you think there’s just as bad a racial bias in industry as there is a gender bias? Why or why not?
- Do you think AI is going to have an kind of impact on gender imbalance, particularly in tech and related fields?
- What do you say to the common argument that there just “aren’t that many qualified women leaders?”
- What’s your advice for businesses today who want to correct their gender imbalance? Where should they start?
Douglas M. Branson is the W. Edward Sell Chair at the University of Pittsburgh. He has been a visiting professor at Cornell University, the Universities of Washington and Hong Kong, and Melbourne University, among others. He was a State Department–sponsored corporate governance consultant to New Zealand, Indonesia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. He is the author of 23 books on gender and corporate governance. His new book is The Future of Tech is Female: How to Achieve Gender Diversity.
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