The number of issues women working in the tech industry face is staggering. From unequal pay and uneven hiring to serious cases of harassment and discrimination and more — like Susan Fowler’s recent revelations about working at Uber — there is a lot of work still to be done.
Many entities in Chicago have taken these issues to heart. Individual employees, tech organizations and the community at large have identified a host of matters at hand, helping fuel productive dialogues and build practices that aim to right the problems uniquely faced by women in tech.
As a result, a wave of cultural work has come over Chicago’s tech community, from internal company policies to external programs that build communities and get women into the industry. The goal with initiatives like these is to build momentum toward a more inclusive, productive industry — and we wanted to learn more. We caught up with four women for their insights on the roadblocks they face, and the work they’re doing to demolish them.
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