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Quantifying Impostor Syndrome: Gender Imbalance along the “Stack”, by Katie Siegel, Medium

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More women working in fields stereotyped as less technical would enhance stereotype threat — peers would associate being female with being less technical, which would have a negative effect on confidence. As such, I hypothesize that this bias causes women to choose less technical product management and design-oriented jobs.

I think she's right. She also says:

Sue Gardner’s report Why Women Leave Tech cites stereotype threat as one of the main reasons women do not advance in their careers, risk burnout, and prematurely leave the industry—the “leaky bucket” phenomenon.

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