So here I am at Dell’s huge and very professional summit with founder Michael Dell, top people from Microsoft and Intel, impressive power points, expensive commercials, matching polyester ties and all that jazz, and then the – by Dell chosen – moderator starts to rejoice the lack of women in the room. “The IT business is one of the last frontiers that manages to keep women out. The quota of women to men in your business is sound and healthy” he says. “What are you actually doing here?” he adds to the few women who are actually present in the room.
It only gets more offensive from there. This was written on April 18, and while I’m surprised it has taken this long to gain traction (this is the first I’ve read about it), Dell deserves to be raked over hot coals for both this atrocity, and for their non-apology within. Via Mike Monteiro (NSFW).