Opinion: Fight sexual harassment in technology companies with technology
December 13, 2018
By BRANDIE M. NONNECKE |
PUBLISHED: December 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm | UPDATED: December 14, 2017 at 4:55 am
The voices of victims are growing louder, amplifying from the Hollywood hills to the halls of Congress. Harrowing stories of systemic gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace have dominated headlines and social media, raising awareness and encouraging change.
This is especially true for the tech sector.
Countless individuals have come forward and stats are rolling in. A recent study found that 90 percent of women in Silicon Valley have witnessed sexist behavior and 60 percent have experienced sexual harassment firsthand.
But strength in numbers is just the start. Now that there’s greater awareness around gender discrimination and harassment in tech, it’s time for the sector to roll up its sleeves, turn its skills inward and address these issues head-on.
Callisto and NativeVR are two women-led Bay Area tech startups doing exactly this.
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