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Facebook And LinkedIn Come Together To Help Women In Tech

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Two of the major social media marketing platforms viz. Facebook and LinkedIn have joined hands to help women in tech, thus aiming to increase more Silicon Valley jobs for them. The basic objective of coming up with this initiative by the two major social media giants is to promote technology amongst the fairer sex and make women more tech-friendly.FB & LinkedIn

This endeavour will open a new horizon for all the aspiring job seekers who wish to be a part of the Silicon Valley, which is being dominated by men for so long. Moreover, this lucrative opportunity will surely bring forward women to adopt technology for the betterment of their career. Furthermore, it is a measure to bring balance in the technological world.

Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg and LinkedIn’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeffrey Weiner jointly stepped-up to address the media and stated that with this attempt the two companies are all geared-up to launch the mentoring and support programme in the colleges that will surely attract more women to study technology, which will further help them to identify and explore future employees for their respective companies.

Going by the statistical implications, which were released by the company sometime in last year, it is reflected that merely 15 percent of the tech employees who work with Facebook are women. On the other hand, the overall company strength comprising of the women employees is 31 percent. While, LinkedIn’s statistical figures state that 17 percent of the tech work force in the company is comprised of women employees. Whereas, 39 percent of the overall employees in the company are women. Interestingly, these demographic notations are nearly the same as that in most of the companies at Silicon Valley.

The President and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, Telle Whitney who is a partner in this initiative venture also expressed her views by stating that “If everyone creates similar products, the results will not be interesting at all. So, it is for the sake of our future that more women are involved in all the projects, that can change our live.” Adding to this she even said that such a diversity will undoubtedly take technological innovations to an altogether new level.

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  • There are 3 comments

    • 4 years ago

      Mallika Devi   /   Reply

      I am very happy with such an initiative by two largest tech companies of our time. Women, the 50% of population, definitely needs better representation in tech companies not for themselves but for the future, for creativity and diversity in products/services offered by them.

    • 4 years ago

      Aparna   /   Reply

      It is wonderful to know that organizations are coming forward with such ideas. A large number of tech savvy women workforce has remained untapped and such initiatives will definitely help to nurture confidence. Great show Facebook and LinkedIn.

    • 4 years ago

      Shital Kalamkar   /   Reply

      It is really nice effort taken by these 2 top companies.There are very few women in leadership roles in business and society.Reasons may be different in different countries.But one of the main reason is family responsibility and lack of ambition. But hope picture will change soon. “Lean In” is very nice book written by Sheryl Sandberg one must read it.

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