Facebook, Apple now paying for female employees to freeze their eggs

This is quite interesting.

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Facebook, Apple now paying for female employees to freeze their eggs

  1. The low proportion of female employees working in tech companies has been the subject ofmuchdebate in recent years, prompting many Silicon Valley CEOs to start getting creative in their attempts to bolster gender diversity in the workplace.

    Some companies, like Google, are taking steps to combat the relatively low number of girls who pursue computer science degrees — less than 12 per cent of which are currently awarded to women each year, according to the Computer Research Association.

    Others, like Apple, are actively trying to recruit more women and minorities into leadership positions by revising their corporate chartersto mandate more diversity among board candidates.

    Still, women working in tech continue to report startling accounts of gender-based discrimination amidst Silicon Valley’s “bro” or “frat boy” culture — particularly when it comes to the issue of motherhood.

    In a Fortune survey of 716 female former tech workers,

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