Ariane David Women Gender and Leadership Eric Schmidt Google

@Eric Schmidt: Being Baffled is Not an Excuse

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is puzzled, he’s repeatedly said so.

And the source of his puzzlement? He doesn’t understand why there are so few women in the tech sector, including his company, Google.

I believe he’s actually baffled, because sometimes things can be so ubiquitous as to be invisible.

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Ariane David Women Leadership Leaning Wrong

Leaning Wrong

Imagine designing a product so that only 49% of your customers could use it. Most people would say that that was a lamentable product.

Yet the system we call leadership does just that when it systematically excludes women.

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