Taking on the tech hierarchy

The numbers of women going into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) are still too low. Róisín Killeen talks to female tech experts, and looks at what can be done to encourage the next generation into the sector

21st January, 2018
Brenda Romero, founder of Romero Games Pic: Andrew Downes

If RTÉ ever produces a Reeling in the Years for 2017, the Harvey Weinstein story will surely feature prominently. It’s a story about the predatory sexual behaviour of powerful people in Hollywood. And it’s a story that has reverberated around the globe, including here in Ireland.

But the sexual harassment of women in the workplace was an open wound already festering in Silicon Valley, well before Weinstein’s resignation last October. One...

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