Opinion | The Elizabeth Holmes Trial Is a Wake-Up Call for Sexism in Tech
In tech, brash male founders are allowed to overpromise and underdeliver, time and again. Not so much for women.
“Yet Ms. Holmes is also exceptional for the basic fact that she is a woman. Time and again, we see that the boys’ club that is the tech industry supports and protects its own — even when the costs are huge. And when the door cracks open ever so slightly to let a woman in, the same rules don’t apply. Indeed, as Ms. Holmes’s trial for fraud continues in San Jose, Calif., it’s clear that two things can be true. She should be held accountable for her actions as chief executive of Theranos. And it can be sexist to hold her accountable for alleged serious wrongdoing and not hold an array of men accountable for reports of wrongdoing or bad judgment.”Posted on 2021-09-21T04:21:05+0000