How do we get and keep more women in technology-related careers?
How do we increase the number of women creators, makers, designers, and coders?
Why not just add more women to the mix, and go from there?
When all we do is “add women and stir”, without simultaneously and deliberately changing that system, we aren’t going to succeed. This tactic leaves untouched the cultural and structural parts of the system that continue to sustain gender bias.
“Add Women and Stir”
The “add women and stir” tactic works on the logic that simply adding more women to a particular event, school, company, or profession, will ultimately lead to a higher number of women staying on that career path.
We see this tactic at almost every point of the career “pipeline
“. Well-meaning people aim to increase theoutput
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