The True Cost of Discrimination

In a small business, having a culture of equality can mean the difference between success and failure

Feedback to my last column on the discrimination that women face in the engineering field (see BW Online (see BW Online, 03/14/06, "Fixing Engineering's Gender Gap") was insightful. Several men sent e-mails saying that gender discrimination simply does not exist in engineering and other businesses or that it is justified, that I was "beating a dead horse," and "pandering" to women. Some said I had no idea what I was talking about.

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