Gender Equality in the Hi-Tech Industry

European Commission
Brussels, 29/03/2019
Description: 
The working environment in Silicon Valley companies proves to be adverse to women

Speech Details

Speech number: 
28863
Duration: 
06:39
Language: 
(en) English
Level: 
Advanced / Test-type
Use: 
consecutive
Type: 
pedagogical material
Domains: 
Gender, Employment and Social Policy
Terminology: 
the role of women in management, glass ceiling, rise to top management, less prevalent, a percentage of a board, CEO: Chief Executive Officer, Facebook, Yahoo, develop a career, Silicon Valley, good old fashioned male chauvinism, kept the lid on something, rear its ugly head, Microsoft, office party, scantily dressed women, surveys amongst women, undesirable sexual advances, be passed over for promotion, working population, hi-tech industry, Google, Apple, Twitter, harrowing story, Uber, headquarters, a high-flyer, harassment, make a story public, negative publicity, decimated, doing the rounds, branch, study computer science, student population, high-profile group of women, to lobby industry and government, woman-friendly, to book success, Intel, make the workplace more attractive to women, high-profile programmes, well-meaning efforts
Notes: 
relatively fast paced speech with no redundancies: challenging for note-taking