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A Group Of Silicon Valley 'Tech Titans' Literally Photoshopped All Of The Women Into Their Photo, And People Are Shaking Their Heads

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In addition to a gender pay gap, some industries also have a historical gender representation gap.

One such industry where women are still trying to make a foothold is the tech industry.


The disparity became evident when GQ decided to run a story about a gathering of Silicon Valley Tech Titans. But rather than address the lack of women in prominent roles—or at all—in tech, someone associated with GQ's article came up with a slightly different solution.

And they almost got away with it too, if not for those meddling kids!

No, not these guys...

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Buzzfeed News tech reporter Ryan Mac and the Twitter netizens cracked the case. Mac thought something looked a bit off in a photo GQ shared of a group of tech titans.

The image was used in connection with the GQ article "Why Jeff Bezos and a Dozen Tech Titans Made a Pilgrimage to Brunello Cucinelli's Italian Village." Mac asked Twitter if they thought something looked "off" about GQ's photo.

Mac made his case for the image being manipulated.




Twitter user @z3dster stepped up to help Mac out.

And then...


Oops.

GQ subsequently deleted the image from their website and Twitter share of the article with the note:
"UPDATE (6/12/19): An image provided by a Brunello Cucinelli representative that did not meet GQ's editorial standards was removed from this story."

The image had remained on Brunello Cucinelli's Instagram, but was subsequently deleted from there as well.

altered image used for GQ article, since deleted@brunellocucinelli/Instagram

However the original unaltered image remained on the LinkedIn account of Ferdinando de Bellis.

It was captioned:

"Alcune delle più grandi personalità della Silicon Valley ospiti di Brunello Cucinelli a Solomeo. Tra loro Ruzwana Bashir (Peek.com), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Drew Houston (Dropbox), Lynn Jurich (Sunrun), Nirav Tolia (Nextdoor), in quello che Cucinelli ha chiamato 'Simposio dell'Anima e dell'Economia'."

...or...

"Some of the biggest personalities of Silicon Valley guests of Brunello Cucinelli in Solomeo. Among them Ruzwana Bashir (Peek.com), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Drew Houston (Dropbox), Lynn Jurich (Sunrun), Nirav Tolia (Nextdoor), in what Cucinelli called 'Symposium of the Soul and the economy'."


https://lnkd.in/d64q7pU www.linkedin.com

It was on LinkedIn that Mac finally put all the pieces together.

People had feelings about the changes.





And others made a comparison (see? I'm not the only one).


While it would be nice for women to break into some industries and then be included in the big meetings with the "tech titans," it's more meaningful when it isn't done through Photoshop.

Seriously, folks. Do better.

To learn about women who made the leap into tech, the book Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech is available here.


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