A new survey conducted by the nonprofit Girls Who Code found that female engineers face obstacles in getting internships due to their gender. More than half of respondents said they had a negative experience during the interview process or knew somebody who did. Experiences varied from being sexually harassed or rejected because of their gender, to being asked about their appearance and not their skills.
How can this change? The nonprofit has launched an online petition to urge big tech companies to adopt fairer hiring practices by including diverse panels and gender neutral job descriptions.
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