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“I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership.” That was one of the controversial lines in the so-called Google Manifesto produced by one of its employees. The memo went viral, the controversy grew, its author has been fired.

+ Google CEO Sundar Pichai walked a fine line in explaining why the employee had to be fired: “Let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

+ Wired: That Google Manifesto really put executive in a bind.

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