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Randi Zuckerberg dispels 'myth' she believes is keeping women from tech careers
Randi Zuckerberg dispels ‘myth’ about women and tech careers
Businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg breaks down technology opportunities for women in a growing digital society.
Businesswoman Randi Zuckerberg helped launch a new program to encourage more women to enter the technology industry workforce on International Women's Day earlier this week and blasted a "myth" she said may be preventing some women from pursuing careers in tech.
While women make up about half of the U.S. workforce, studies show that they hold only 28% of jobs in the technology sector.
"This is something that has been boggling my mind for over 20 years since I got into tech, because women make up more than of the workforce and more than half of college graduates and yet when I got out to Silicon Valley in the early 2000s, I was the only woman in every room that I was in," Zuckerberg told Fox News Digital.
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Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook Live and founder of HUG, a platform for elevating Web3 creative entrepreneurs, said a common "myth" can account for some of the gender gap in the field. Zuckerberg's brother, Mark, is CEO of Meta, parent of Facebook.
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"I think part of it is this myth where a lot of people think in order to have a meaningful career in tech you need to be a programmer or a coder," she said. "So hopefully we can break that myth because there are so many incredible careers inside technology where I think we're at a point it's really critical to get more women in the room."