Like many others, we read the Google engineer's memo, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” with disappointment and frustration. But a few words used by the author resonated with us — and not in the way that you might expect. While the author of the memo indicates that empathy, cooperativeness, and an interest in people are characteristics of women that render them biologically unfit to succeed in certain tech careers, our experience is quite the opposite. We think that these qualities are essential to achieving successful tech leadership.
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