Facebook Not Practicing What It Preaches?

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg talk the talk when it comes to “diversity” and “gender equality” in the workplace, but they don’t seem to walk the walk.

Fast Company:

Women engineers at the social networking company say their code faces stricter standards than that of their male counterparts, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. The report cites an analysis of five years worth of data by a female Facebook employee who discovered that code written by women was rejected 35% more than code written by men. The analysis generated controversy within the company, WSJ reports. In response, Facebook conducted a follow-up analysis and claimed the disparity had less to do with gender and more to do with an engineer’s rank at the company. (Code from lower-ranked employees was rejected more often.) But that just brings up the question of why there aren’t more higher-ranked women engineers on the team.

Read that WSJ report here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s