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.
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.