A/B Testing Sexism: interviewing as a female executive in tech.

A/B Testing Sexism: interviewing as a female executive in tech.

Last year Lisa was interviewing for a new job at the same time as two (white, male) friends. Because they had a similar amount of experience and similar interests they ended up interviewing at the same companies at the same time, and Lisa found herself in an unintentional A/B test. When they compared notes she found that she had a radically different interview experience to the men.

This talk will cover what Lisa learned from her accidental A/B tests, why ‘unqualified’ is used to reject marginalized groups in tech, and what we can do about it - both as individuals interviewing, and as hiring managers looking to improve the interview process.

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Lisa van Gelder

May 11, 2017
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