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Ladies in tech, have you considered not letting us know you're female?

Charlie Clark Silver badge

Anonymous interviews have their own problems

First up: it's known that all people have bias for their own kind (gender, class, ethnicity, football team, etc.)

However, recent research into anonymous interviews / CVs indicates that they can be counter-productive, though there is also evidence to the contrary.

http://www.economist.com/news/business/21677214-anonymising-job-applications-eliminate-discrimination-not-easy-no-names-no-bias

Anyway, when it comes to raising funds and getting top jobs, it seems women can be successful: Elizabeth Holmes and Marissa Mayer seemed to do okay. Yes, yes, I know this is cherry-picking.

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