Roundtable explores emerging "backlash" towards digital gender equality efforts

Study after study (e.g. McKinsey & Co, Catalyst, Petersen Institute, MIT) has convincingly demonstrated the business case and economic case for gender equality as well as for diversity and inclusion more broadly, despite this, programmes with these goals sometimes still encounter resistance or backlash. Additionally, though the numbers of women and minorities in tech roles and in senior management at tech firms remains low in most countries around the world, some perceive that a gain for women or persons from a minority group must inevitably mean an unfair loss of opportunity for men from the majority group.