You wouldn’t think it would take public outcry and online-campaigns to convince Facebook that women deserve to be part of the process, and represented as members of the Facebook Board of Directors. Especially since women are the larger percentage of their users, and more engaged with their advertisers.
But finally, Facebook has seen the good sense to add Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO and four-year veteran to the mix. Clearly, she had the qualifications and experience all along, it just took Facebook far too long to invite her to her rightful place at the table.
- Sheryl Sandberg Named to Facebook Board. Finally. (by Meghan Casserly, ForbesWoman)
- Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook Board Of Directors — The First And Only Woman To Do So (by Bianca Bosker, The Huffington Post)
It’s a common perception that gender inequality doesn’t exist anymore in tech, and that we tech girls should all just lighten up and laugh along with corporate twitter posts, comments in conventions, NY Times articles, and job listings looking for brogrammers, because, hey, they are funny, right? Rather than posting these examples to my facebook wall, I figured I would start collecting these seemingly amusing and innocuous examples so you can determine just how technically equal we are, for yourselves.