How to close the technology gender gap? A Colorado-launched effort starts with making sure stories don’t go untold
After TV news show 60 Minutes aired its “Cracking the Code” episode in March about the gender gap in technology, many of the folks working on the gap were furious.
The show didn’t reference any of the female-led organizations working on the issue, concluded that things were getting worse and let a man speak for women.
“It was like a punch to the gut,” wrote Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani, whom the news show contacted but didn’t mention. Same with littleBits founder and CEO Ayah Bdeir, who initially was told by producers that her voice would be central to the episode.