The Women in Tech Pipeline “Problem”

by Dr. Dnika J. Travis

The idea that there aren’t enough women in the pipeline for tech jobs is a myth that hides structural barriers to advancement.

“We have robust pipelines and opportunities to create more,” said Allyson
Kapin, founder of Women Who Tech, in a 2019 Quartz article on debunking tech’s pipeline problem. “But there’s a cultural issue here that belies not the pipeline, but the entire system that the pipeline operates in.”

Kapin is not alone in trying to debunk the tech pipeline myth by challenging organizations to focus on workplace culture and root out gender inequities. Understand this: Women

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