Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

Summary: At the Churchill Club in Mountain View, Calif., technology executives from Microsoft, Facebook, SAP, and Juniper Networks discuss the barriers women face landing a job in the technology industry and offer recommendations for increasing the number of women working in the field.

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TOPICS: IT Employment, CXO
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  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    I'm absolutely astonished by this video.
    What exactly, objectively, those women have to propose to bring more women into tech, other than just rumbling and moaning about inequality and using the same old buzzwords?

    What is it that prevents women from reading and learning tech skills? Why is it MOST of them simply don't give a damn about being a DBA, writing shell scripts, Perl, C++, etc?

    So without any ideas at all, the woman says: "it's the system that's gotta be changed...." Ohhh, the SYSTEM!!

    What the heck does that mean? To put women in technical positions without having the skills anyway?

    Ohh... I got it... it's NOT the positions of DBA, sysadmin, developer they want.... No, no, no....

    What they want is to be BOSSES, MANAGERS, preferably some position at the C level... THAT'S IT...
    rueiowt86
    • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

      @rueiowt86 Agreed real good stuff. We need women everywhere.
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  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    Just one more thing.... which is rather obvious...:

    WHICH OF THE WOMEN IN THE VIDEO HAVE ANY VALUABLE, TANGIBLE TECHNICAL SKILLS???? NONE!!!

    No, just using Facebook and MS Office, that DOES NOT COUNT!!!
    rueiowt86
  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    The title of this is "Bringing more women into the Boardroom."
    I suspect the women on these panels have as much, if not more, technical skills than the average director of most high-tech companies.

    For a decade or two now, the business world has been hard at work making techies expendible, replacable intellectual factory workers, and they've been saying in their business journals and conference procedings that you do not have to be a techie to manage techies.
    MargaretBartley
  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    If you can't get ahead in someone else's company then start your own.
    walkerci@...
  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    Good luck to them - from an old fashioned British male! :-)
    albie25
  • RE: Churchill Club: Bringing more women into the boardroom

    Certainly women who have the qualties and qualifications to serve on boards should have a shot at board membership. Alas, selection of board members is often not made more on qualities and qualifications than who one knows. It should be noted, however, that the federal courts have ruled that not having women represented on boards in the same proportion as they are represented in the general population is not discriminatory.

    Some people consider women under-represented in orchestras. The top orchestras audition prospective musicians behind a screen and identify them only by letters or numbers. Not all men make the cut, nor are all women rejected.
    brambeus
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