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Juliet de Baubigny

‘The Tech Sector Needs More Women’

12 May, 2014

In an article in Forbes, de Baubigny discusses the challenges faced by working women, especially those who would like to maintain a career while starting a  family. She notes the “Scissor effect:” a graph where the percentage of male tech workers at a particular job level increases, while the percentage of female workers falls. She offers advice, and urges women to break past the gap:

I tell the young women in my life, for example, that if you are thinking through the questions about income, day-care costs and whether you can be a mother and a career star, just try to make it work for a couple of months. You’ve come this far. And we need you. Chances are you’ll be able to be both a great mom and a great career woman. The rewards are immense, and not just in terms of professional success.