Are ‘women in tech’ events helpful or hurtful to gender equality?


A tech conference is perhaps one of the very few places where women don’t have to wait in a hellishly long line for the toilets. Countless tech events, like Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference, seriously lack female attendance — yet another indicator of tech’s gender disparity. To fight this, more women-oriented tech events have launched, creating a safe space free from discrimination and with a focus on challenges women face in particular. But these events have also raised questions about whether excluding men from the conversation is helpful or hurtful to conversations on gender equality. Apple WWDC…where there’s a long bathroom…

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