Reply to post: supply issue

Ladies in tech, have you considered not letting us know you're female?

Paris Hilton

supply issue

If you had 50 software engineer positions to fill and auto-hired every woman who applied, you would still not come close to 50-50. There is still fundamentally a supply side issue. Look in any college tech class. Not many females in there.

I had a couple of entry level SE positions open back in the spring and got 600 applicants, mostly recent MS-CS grads. The women applicants were in the single digits. We did mange to hire one.

At JavaOne a couple of weeks ago I don't think you could fill a small room with the few women who were there.

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