When some IBM executives went to sit down for lunch on July 21 they didn’t expect to have their conversations relayed to the entire tech world. The great misogynistic leaders of this company made the unfortunate mistake of sitting near Lyndsay Kirkham.
The IBM execs went into a myriad of tirades over why young women should not be hired.
As the conversation ensued Lyndsay decided to out these tech industry execs for the sexists they are, some of them women themselves.
Lyndsay went on to receive many responses from former employees of IBM, both men and women, expressing their personal experiences at the institutional misogyny in the tech giant.
It comes as no surprise to those within the tech industry where even Google – a “progressive” company – whose female employees only comprise 30% of their workforce.
Many women who choose to move into the STEM field often find themselves disadvantaged as men of equal or lesser abilities are often hired in their stead, or if the women do receive positions they are often underpaid compared with their male counterparts.
As advanced as the tech industry may be they have a long way to go to curb the sexism inherent in the industry.
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