Women in tech face built-in biases, but opportunities as well #AdaLovelaceDay

Women in tech face built-in biases, but opportunities as well #AdaLovelaceDay

The president and CEO of Norsat, a B.C. satellite communications company, was on a buying trip to Asia recently with the company’s purchaser.

Every time they got out of a car, their hosts would rush to open the door for the purchaser. When they walked into meeting rooms, the hosts would be equally eager to pull out a chair for the purchaser. They poured him tea.

The CEO received no such solicitous attention. You only have to look at the CEO’s photo accompanying this story to figure out why.

The CEO is a woman: Aimee Chan, an electrical engineer, an MBA grad from Simon Fraser University and a PhD in satellite communications from the University of B.C. The purchaser is a man. […]

Author: Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun