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“Sexism exists in many places, but start-up companies have particular qualities that can allow problems to go unchecked. The lines between work and social life are often blurry, because people tend to be young and to work long hours, and the founders and first employees are often friends. And start-ups pride themselves on a lack of bureaucracy, forgoing big-company layers like human resources departments. They say they can move faster that way, without becoming bogged down in protocol.”
At many companies, the result is “a sexist, alpha-male culture that can make women and other people who don’t fit the mold feel unwelcome, demeaned or even endangered,” Claire Cain Miller reports. That culture is self-reinforcing, as more than 1/2 of women flee tech by midcareer — a startling attrition rate that is double that for men (and higher than that in other STEM fields). (charts via NYTimes).