Do banks have a problem with women in technology? The sheer number of diversity programs for women in tech would seem to suggest they do. No bank runs diversity events for the hell of it, and there are plenty of them for technologists.
However, having ushered precious female technology talent through the door, banks are having trouble persuading them to stay, suggests anecdotal evidence. Some of these women techies, at least, are not very happy.
“Sexism is a serious problem in technology here,” says an anonymous woman coder at one major U.S. bank. “A lot of women in my team are leaving because of the way we’re being treated. There’s one manager who’s been investigated by HR. Over 15 people have testified on his behavior