Honestly, this story really makes my blood boil.
I couldn't agree more with Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, that sidelining the work of women and women-led organisations in the tech industry isn't just an oversight by the publication or broadcaster in question, it is fundamentally negligent and sexist.
The fact that the producers of 60 Minutes run a segment about the gender gap in the industry, yet didn't reference a single girl-focussed organisation, despite quoting their research without a reference is pretty mind-blowing.
The media has a responsibility to increase female representation. Omitting to do so makes a mockery of efforts to close the gender gap in tech.
It's stories like this that make our initiative to media train women for free in 2019 all the more important. We need a more diverse work force and in turn more women in tech being represented in the media.
Decisions like these mean educators, policymakers, and thought leaders are less likely to hear about organizations like Girls Who Code, which possess a deep understanding of what it takes for girls to succeed in this space. More importantly, they make it even more difficult for our girls to imagine a future in the field.