No, this isn’t outside the loos at some weird bizarro-world music festival.
Rena Pacheco-Theard tweeted the picture from a technology event called TechCrunch Disrupt, hinting to the gender divide within the tech industry.
— Rena Pacheco-Theard (@RenasTake) September 13, 2016
CNET reported last year that women make up just 30 per cent of major tech companies and Deloitte Global estimates that women will hold fewer than a quarter of IT jobs in developed countries by the end of 2016.
It’s not the first time toilet queues have been used to illustrate the male-dominated IT industry, similar pictures have been posted from other tech conventions.
WWDC explained in one photo. pic.twitter.com/fm8jAqEs4v
— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) June 10, 2013
You know you’re at a large tech conference when the men’s bathroom line is 30 people deep. Women’s 0. #stirtrek
— Ryan Lazuka ッ (@lazukars) May 4, 2012
Gender imbalance is so commonplace, that when there is a decent line for the ladies’ at a tech event, it’s met with amazement.
— EricaJoy (@EricaJoy) May 28, 2015
– with attn