We Went To TechCrunch Disrupt And Asked People How To Fix The Tech Industry

TechCruch's Disrupt event was held this week with contextual search engine Vurb ultimately taking home the top prize

In talking to friends who attended or showcased their products this year, many mentioned that the male:female ratio seemed to be pretty much in balance, if not more women. That's anecdotal of course, but was nice to hear (from male friends, nonetheless).

As a founder of a women in tech meet up, I frequently talk to men about speaking and I've received overwhelmingly enthusiastic feedback from them. They've unilaterally supported the group and several have indicated that they are actively trying to balance out the number of men and women new hires and clients they work with.

Check out this article for more perspectives from Disrupt attendees. Some answers are great, some are lame. I wholeheartedly disagree with the second-to-last one though; guys don't need to "be less geeky" to relate to women! Girls can be geeks too.

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