Gangly Sister interviewed women to find out why it is that men simply aren’t making it in the technology fields. We want to thank Yazamiyot and Digital Eve members for contributing their times and opinions to this investigative video.
Full transcript below.
Why aren’t there more men in high-tech?
Men in high-tech. They are not analytical. It’s a matter of simple biology. What can you do? Although, I must say, I don’t mind them manning the front desk. A little bit of eye candy, you know.
As a hiring manager, men are simply too expensive. They’re about 30% more than women, and companies just can’t afford it.
Having men in the office is a really big distraction for our female employees. You know, they just talk about how the men look and they objectify them, and it’s a big waste of time and energy, and we can’t afford to do that with our female employees, who are otherwise very productive.
They’re just not good enough! They’re not good enough in developing new ideas. They just cannot execute the entire thing. They cannot bring to life the emotion behind the entire thing.
We turn up with a bunch of very talented women who know what they’re doing, and people think we’re prejudiced. But, you know, working in a company, people just have to get on with each other and there just aren’t enough men to do that. They’re showing off and stuff, and we need to get things done.
The problem really is that you’ve got the single men who are out clubbing all night and they come in the next day half dead. They can barely write a line of code. Then you’ve got the fathers. They’re totally involved, and that’s fine. They text constantly, they call constantly, school meetings, you know. You can’t really fault them. In the long run, they don’t really identify with the corporate ethos. They don’t have it.
And I think We don’t have enough men in high-tech because the hours are so stressful. You have to work from home and men are just not willing to do that.
So, we try to give flexi-time to all our workers but we find it very difficult, because most of the men really can’t seem to handle the work-life balance, and when they’re working from home, nothing seems to get done.
Technology really requires a high level of emotional intelligence and men are really trying to get up to speed in the emotional intelligence sector. They can’t seem to put it together when it comes to how to bring their whole self and not just their technical self. They are finding it very hard to keep up with the women.
And then there’s things like all the women that are around. That can be intimidating for men, when he goes into a meeting, let’s say, and the women are all very knowledgeable and professional and they have a lot to contribute, and he’s often the only guy in the room, and, you know that can be challenging. So I really think that we need to make an effort to support men and to help them invest in careers in high tech. It helps their families and it helps them develop professionally, and it’s an important issue and I’m really glad that Gangly Sister is addressing it. Good for you!