Why are there few women in tech? Watch a recruiting session

New Stanford research shows how companies alienate women while they’re still in school, during recruiting sessions. The chilling effect starts with the people companies send to staff recruiting sessions. As students entered, women were often setting up refreshments or raffles and doling out the swag in the back; the presenters were often men. If the company sent a female engineer, she often had no speaking role; alternatively, her role was to speak about the company’s culture, while her male peer tackled the tech challenges.