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informant [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, November 16, 2006
17 years ago7,957 views

nice try, putting a female face on that company, but the harsh reality is that google is about 15ish percent female, and less in management up through marzipan (we know that most execs are male already). they have been trying desperately for over 20 months to move this to 25 plus percent and had a goal last spring of hiring over 200 female software engineers by end of 2006. wonder how that's working out? ask them.

Missy [PersonRank 4]

17 years ago #

I have that shirt!

I wear it to bellydancing classes and rehearsals!

Andrew Hitchcock [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Informant, I think that compares pretty closely to the ratio at the CS department in my school. Don't be too harsh on them, I believe it is an industry wide problem.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I don't really even see it as a "problem" – in my experience, women seem less interested in CS, plain and simple. I don't intend to be sexist or anything, this is just what I've observed.

btw, the logo comes from the int'l women's day logo here:
and the shirt is here:

Jake9K [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Vanessa Fox rocks!!

Go, Vanessa!! That girl is all over the place at Google, where does she find the time? Amazing!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

An other picture from Barry :

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Oh, and the same logo is used in Sydney :
on bags :

Steve Bryant [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

I noticed that Google logo when I went to the Gotham Googleplex for Code Jam 2006. Here's a photo:,1205,l=&s=700&a=192569&po=16,00.asp

S [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

The whole tech industry is light on women, but most growth-oriented companies are trying to increase the numbers of qualified women in the field, but encouraging young students to explore sciences/computer studies, broadening awareness that yes, real women really do work in this industry, it's not just a boy's club.

Congrats to Google for all that it does at the recruiting level, as well as the education level, to promote women in engineering.

James [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Interestingly, in Malaysia the male/female ratio is about 50/50 in IT, so it's most definitely cultural.

barbara trumpinski-roberts [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #


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