PayPal’s All Male Panel to Discuss Gender Inclusion in the Workplace

You know who I want to hear from about how men and women can work together to address the gross gender disparity in the tech industry? Not the ladies, that’s for sure.

In this week’s installment of You Can’t Make This Shit Up, PayPal is hosting a panel on “gender equality and inclusion in the workplace” with a — you guessed it — all male panel.

The invite reads:

Please join us for a discussion with our senior male leaders Edwin Aoki, Sri Shivananda, Jonathan Auerbach, Franz Paasche[,] moderated by Karthik Suri[,] about how men and women can partner to achieve a better workplace.

Lest you assume that these five men be particularly qualified to speak about gender equity in the workplace, I’ll just note that, according to its website, PayPal counts three women — three whole women! — on its leadership team of 18. That’s a whopping 17 percent. With parity like that, these senior male leaders must know what they’re talking about.



I nominate this one for Feministing tumblr favorite, “Congrats, you have an all male panel!”

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Dana Bolger is a Senior Editor at Feministing and the co-founder of Know Your IX, the national youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She's testified before Congress on Title IX policy and legislative reform, and her writing has appeared in a number of outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. She's also a student at Yale Law School, and you can find her on Twitter at @danabolger.

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