This week in our Women in Comms roundup: researchers uncover bias in open source contributions; a fairy-god boss reviews the female-friendliness of your employer; why being female can hurt your credit score; and more.
- survivorship bias: as women progress in computer science, only the most competent ones remain by the time they begin contributing to open source, which might not be the case for men;
- self-selection bias: the average woman in open source may be better prepared than the average man as evidenced by the fact that women in open source are more likely to have Master's and PhD degrees;
- women are held to higher performance standards than men;
- there is bias against women, either overt or unconscious, in the open source community.
— Sarah Thomas, , Editorial Operations Director, Light Reading