60 Percent of Women in Tech Face Sexual Harassment: Survey

Despite the diversity initiatives of many Silicon Valley tech firms, sexual harassment is still alive and well, according to a new report, NBC News reported.

It found that 60 percent of women in the tech industry had faced "unwanted sexual advances." Sixty-five percent of those advances were from a superior, according to a survey of more than 200 women in the tech industry.

The report, titled "Elephant in the Valley," was first reported on by Re/code. It was authored by market research consultant Michele Madansky and Trae Vassallo, a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital firm sued for gender discrimination by Ellen Pao.

"I was propositioned by a hiring manager early in my career when I was a job candidate," wrote one poll respondent. "He clearly indicated that if I slept with him, he would make sure I was promoted as his 'second in command' as he moved up the ladder in the company."

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