When it comes to the tech industry and gender, the situation isn’t pretty. Yet despite the glaring ugliness of scandals like Gamergate, the prime culprit in gender inequity is likely not overt sexism. Implicit bias, a normal byproduct of our neural design, leads well-intentioned men and women to reinforce the status quo, while constricting creativity and limiting strategic vision. Join Janet Crawford in an exploration of the biological basis of bias and the responsibility we all hold in changing the story.
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