Etsy Is Trying to Pop Silicon Valley’s Meritocracy Bubble

While we were talking about the barriers outside of Silicon Valley facing certain kinds of people when trying to make it in, Etsy was busy fixing the problem. Because of its strong female demographic — 67 percent, according to Quantcast — the craft e-market wanted to hire some female engineers to reflect the user base. But even when a concerted effort resulted in four women on a staff of 85, the cutesy retail site actually went and did something about it, as The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen notes:

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Etsy Is Trying to Pop Silicon Valley’s Meritocracy Bubble

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