Silicon Valley's Sexism Problem

Jul 07, 2017, 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh tells how she was sexually harassed by a prominent Silicon Valley investor. Plus Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, shares her own experience of being assaulted by a fellow entrepreneur at an industry gathering. Do a string of revelations by women in the tech industry mark a watershed moment for change?

We discuss whether the electric car's time has come after Volvo says all its new vehicles from 2019 will be fully or hybrid-electric. And we talk to Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland, on whether people are still willing to let companies do whatever they want with their data in return for free services. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Rachel Burgess, News Editor of Autocar and What Car? magazines.

(Image: Businesswoman pushing away a male colleague who is leaning in to her, Credit: Getty Images).