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How Tech Companies Lose Women During the Hiring Process

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THE STEM TALENT PIPELINE IS IMPORTANT. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES RIGHT ACROSS THE TABLE?

I am the co-founder of a company that helps clients find ways to diversify their work force. We recently set up an interview at a major company for a senior African-American woman software engineer. After meeting with the hiring panel, she withdrew her application, telling us she felt demeaned by the all-white male group that failed to ask her any questions about

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