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Chapter 9

Silicon valley's second chance.

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Chang, E. (2018). Chapter 9. In Chang, E. Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley. Portfolio Penguin, pp. 249-319

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Let's imagine a world where women hold half the jobs in Silicon Valley. Where half of entrepreneurs, executives, venture capitalists, board members, and employees - including engineers - are women.

[...] "I think there would be two enormous differences," the longtime tech investor Roger McNamee told me. "I think Silicon Valley would be wildly more profitable. I think there would be a significant reduction in the number of absolute failures. And so I think success would go up dramatically."

i dont think this is possible without broader societal changes, and even then, im not sure how desirable it would be (depends on the kind of broader societal changes i guess). esp if the goal is for SV to become more "profitable"

—p.250 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 12 minutes ago

Let's imagine a world where women hold half the jobs in Silicon Valley. Where half of entrepreneurs, executives, venture capitalists, board members, and employees - including engineers - are women.

[...] "I think there would be two enormous differences," the longtime tech investor Roger McNamee told me. "I think Silicon Valley would be wildly more profitable. I think there would be a significant reduction in the number of absolute failures. And so I think success would go up dramatically."

i dont think this is possible without broader societal changes, and even then, im not sure how desirable it would be (depends on the kind of broader societal changes i guess). esp if the goal is for SV to become more "profitable"

—p.250 by Emily Chang 16 hours, 12 minutes ago