Period Talk At SXSW Aims To End Tech Industry’s Lady Issues

groove-period-app“It’s time for an honest dialogue in the tech community about a biological function that affects half of the human population.”

Entrepreneur and creator of period tracker app Groove, Jennifer Aldoretta, wants to bring period talk to SXSW to help fix the tech industry’s lady problem and make us ALL a bit smarter.

“It’s no secret that the tech industry has a woman problem. In 2013, just 26 percent of computing jobs were held by women, which is an astounding 9 percent decrease compared to 1990. Women abandoning the industry blame everything from terrible maternity leave policies to a hostile work culture. And the latest news that men’s rights activists in California are filing lawsuits against businesses and events that cater to women doesn’t make the future look particularly bright.”

Her whole article is great. Check it out here. The public voting is going on now through September 4. If you agree that the tech industry needs a healthy dose of period talk help her out and get to voting!

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