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How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

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The numbers on women in the tech industry are so out of whack that ladies register in the single digits: Women account for just 6 percent of the chief executives of the top 100 tech companies, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. And a New York Times count found that only 8 percent of venture-backed startups are founded by women.

As NPR's Tell Me More host Michel Martin put it in our Facebook chat on this topic Thursday, "You can debate the why but not the what." The disparity of women in science and technology is real, and among girls in high school or younger, the numbers don't seem to be improving.

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