“Nearly Sixty Years Later the World’s First Programmers Are Still Doing Gender Battle,” by Robin Raskin, WITI Women, 17 March 2005, http://www.witi.com/women/2005/eniac.php (from InformationWeek 25 April 2005 full page ad, page 64).
Like Collounsbury despises his bosses, and Cole despises Israel, I despite Women in Technology International. It worms itself into university departments and corporations that either do not know better or are intimidated. It is not some support group. It is a Left/Feminist agitation organization. From the first paragraph of a full-page advertisement in the otherwise excruciatingly corporate InformationWeek
The events of recent weeks have puts the issue of women in the workplace top of mind once again. First Harvard’s President Lawrence Summers made some unfortunate and inappropriate remarks attributing the small number of women in the sciences to innate biological difference between the sexes.
I blogged Summers’ original statement, Harvard forcing her President to apologize for sending ‘a weak signal’, and subsequent hysteria.
The paragraph continues…
At almost the same moment, Carly Fiorina was ousted at Hewlett-Packard. A misfit between her marketing background and HP’s engineering culture was the partial culprit.
Not a misfit between her skills and the job’s requirements, or her marketing background and HP’s engineering industry, but a “culture” issue.
Maybe her incompetent leadership, inappropriate MBA education, lack of communication, steering H-P in the wrong direction, destruction of corporate morale, record of complete failure, and lack of strategy — combined with the fact that Fiorina led the company to a widely predicted disaster by near-fatal lack of cobuyitaphobia had something to do with it.
But at least WITI closes their first paragraph with predictable “diversity” nonsense.
And now, we’ve seen the transformative experience of a woman who’s paid her dues, as Martha Stewart morphs from piranha to muse. The good news? As these events transpire women’s place and unique challenges in the workplace are once again being debated and discussed. The bad news? Like all diversity conversations, as long you’re discussing it, it’s still an issue.
WITI is a 4G-style organization well into the Penetration stage of PISRR, with no ideological enemy to contest or Isolate, actively Subverting academic and corporate networks, attempting to Reorient society to their ends.
Fortunately, WITI’s New Style ends are unachievable and Reharmonizeable. Good.