Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Climbing Blind

Meritocracy is a beautiful idea, but we have to own up to the reality of the situation. People who are cash poor, can't take equity over eating this week. People who give birth (half of the world is capable of this, you know), shouldn't have to opt out of caring for themselves and their offspring in order to climb the professional ladder - though they increasingly do - Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's recent announcement that she would all but forego taking maternity leave while carrying twins presents itself as the latest symptom of this backwards culture's ailments. And yet we wonder, why are our boardrooms filled with white men? Same goes for tech start-ups...where is the diversity!? Come on now, are we really surprised?

Re: "Inclusion in Tech Entrepreneurship: Meritocracy or Myth?" - J. Siefert Rose, Xconomy, 09/08/15

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