Young female coders get strong support for facing tough culture

Young female coders get strong support for…

At the center of a brightly lit conference room inside the offices of a Silicon Valley software firm, a college student lowered her voice, leaned over to the woman on her right and made an admission: “I’m scared.” In the midst of Silicon Valley’s latest reckoning with its mistreatment of women in the industry, programs aimed at pushing more women into science and technology fields are grappling with new questions and anxieties from young woman unsure about entering a world that seems to care so little about them. Having the support of other women, and watching them share their stories of mistreatment, is what prompted several female founders to come forward last month with allegations of sexual misconduct by venture capitalists, several…Read More

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