Liza Mundy

American author

Liza Mundy (born 8 July 1960) is an American journalist, non-fiction writer, and fellow at New America. She has written a number of books and her writings have also appeared in The Atlantic, Politico, The New York Times, The New Republic, Slate, The Guardian, and The Washington Post.



"Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women" (2017)

"Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women", The Atlantic (April 2017)
  • The dozens of women I interviewed for this article love working in tech. They love the problem-solving, the camaraderie, the opportunity for swift advancement and high salaries, the fun of working with the technology itself. They appreciate their many male colleagues who are considerate and supportive. Yet all of them had stories about incidents that, no matter how quick or glancing, chipped away at their sense of belonging and expertise.
  • Such undermining is one reason women today hold only about a quarter of U.S. computing and mathematical jobs—a fraction that has actually fallen slightly over the past 15 years, even as women have made big strides in other fields. Women not only are hired in lower numbers than men are; they also leave tech at more than twice the rate men do.
  • The percentage of female computer- and information-science majors peaked in 1984, at about 37 percent. It has declined, more or less steadily, ever since. Today it stands at 18 percent.
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