Spotify Hackathon Secures a 50/50 Female-to-Male Participation Ratio

Spotify Hackathon Secures a 50/50 Female-to-Male Participation Ratio
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By emphasizing collaboration over competition, the music giant was able to ensure balanced female participation

Plus Aziz
  • 26 january 2015

The largest technology companies, including Amazon and Google, are known for having substantially more male employees than female. In a demonstrative gesture and slight protest, Spotify not only made 50/50 attendance at their hackathon a requirement, but revolved the entire Diversify event around it, acknowledging the well-known fact that mixing genders leads to better ideas.

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