Saturday, February 13, 2010

"It's the babies, stupid."- Find out what GigaOm has to say

“It’s the babies, stupid.” In this week's GigaOm peice,

Silicon Valley Has a Woman Problem, But Women Still Have a Baby Problem,Stacey Higginbotham, points out that it’s our wildly-out-of-date ideas about women, men and babies that keeps leadership in technology (and elsewhere) skewed heavily male.

Higgenbotham herself took a more demanding job after having a child - like plenty of women we interviewed in Getting to 50/50. She says that “women shouldn’t have to choose between raising a family and building a startup any more then men should” - and to fix that “we’re going to have to discuss the lack of parity between men and women when it comes to raising children.”

Let’s get that conversation going everywhere! It’s really quite fun -- as we’ve learned from our 50/50 book talks where often half the crowd is male.

By Sharon Meers

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