It is a myth that we need to fix women to close the gender gap. The mainstream narrative says that women need to change the way they apply for jobs, work on their negotiation skills, end the uptick in their speech, improve their confidence, etc. When we say we need to fix women, we are mistaken. The problem is not that women are broken. It’s that the system is broken.
As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Katica Roy. Katica is a gender economist and the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS company that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. Pipeline launched the first gender equity app on Salesforce’s AppExchange. Pipeline was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019.