Sometimes, lack of representation at the leadership table could translate to embedded biases in policies and even technologies. Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from The Telegraph UK that talks about this issue. In it, Mrs Nicky Morgan, UK’s Culture Secretary, shares her views:
Some of it is mildly annoying, like smart phones being designed according to men’s hands, rather than women’s hands.
But in extreme cases it could lead to physical harm, like how for decades crash test dummies represented men’s bodies, meaning women were more likely to be injured in a car crash.
Give the rest of interesting piece a read if you want to learn about this issue.