The tech sector is in the process of launching a new industry body called TechSydney and dutifully received a glowing write-up from The Australian Financial Review today. As Crikey has reported at length recently, the tech sector, and particularly the Australian community, is a vast sausage-fest that is actively hostile to women. In case you’re wondering, have a look at the picture accompanying the article: 21 men, one woman …
And the woman is Karen Doherty, who was there representing University of Technology, Sydney, not as a tech entrepreneur or executive. Oh, and the hosts were “Brolassian”, a company with a shocking record of employing women. As we found when we spoke to people in tech for our series, there are plenty of outstanding women in the local sector — but apparently these dudes couldn’t find a single female entrepreneur or investor to participate in their lobby group.
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