RedTracker| 50 years after Betty Freidan and Gloria Steinmen launched the second wave of the women’s movement in America, the bloom is off the rose for women.
In reality, women are losing ground and if we thought the young guys would provide the new-day answer, think again.
It may stun you to know that the prominent web 2.0 companies do not have ONE woman on ANY of their Boards of Directors. Even though women make up more than 50 percent of their digital audiences; even though women are supporting the advertisers way more than men and making these guys rich, the new generation of enlightened Web 2.0 hotshots at Twitter, Facebook, Zynga, Groupon and Foursquare can’t cough up one woman director.
These are the enlightened guys, the next generation. Even Sheryl Sandberg — who speaks here at a TED conference on what women need to do — and she makes some great points about the obstacles that women put in our way and the judgments made about talented career women being too … too ambitious —doesn’t have a board spot.
Recently profiled by the NTimes, even Sandberg, who Google’s Eric Schmidt calls a superstar, ‘doesn’t cut it.’
Kara Swisher walks you through the digital boys club at D | All Things Digital. And Sheryl Sandberg talks turkey at TED on why we have so few women leaders.
Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders