Deirdre Coyle reviews Ready Player Two: Women Gamers and Designed Identity by Shira Chess. Ellen Pao: This is how sexism works in Silicon Valley — my lawsuit failed, others won’t. Ellen Pao’s story in Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change is messier than the book makes it sound. The tech industry’s gender-discrimination problem: The dramatic imbalance in pay and power has created the conditions for abuse — more and more, women are pushing for change. How to attract more women to the tech industry (and more and more). Nitasha Tiku on why tech leadership may have a bigger race than gender problem.

For tech’s deepest problems, women are the canary in the data mine. Women cracked wartime codes — they can fix tech today, too. Female code warriors: Joseph Peschel reviews The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone; and Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II by Liza Mundy.

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