WEST LogoA new mentoring program called WEST has been launched by Facebook, Pinterest and Box. Its goal is to provide one on one guidance for women in the beginning of their tech careers, and hopefully foster greater involvement from women in the industry, for the future.

Some of the biggest names in technology are women, such as Google X head of display research Mary Lou Jepsen, VP of social evangelism at IBM Sandy Carter, or head chair at Xerox Ursula Burns. But the numbers of women versus men in the industry still maintain an alarming gap, just as in the science industry.

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