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Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021
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1. Silicon Valley women lash out at Vivek Wadhwa

US entrepreneur-turned-academic Vivek Wadhwa’s attempts to point out gender diversity at Silicon Valley has bounced back badly on him. Wadhwa, a Stanford University fellow, recently shook the women’s establishment in the valley when he said that women “not only are reluctant to overstate their accomplishments and goals; they habitually understate them”. As a prescription, he said that women “should become more confident to survive in the tough world of tech”. Many top Silicon Valley women have been highly critical of Wadhwa for voluntarily speaking on their behalf—Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said the sex of the CEO or the issue of gender in the tech industry is irrelevant.

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