Face­book & LinkedIn Join to Sup­port Women in Tech

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In an ef­fort to get more women in­volved in the study of tech­nol­ogy, Face­book chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer Sh­eryl Sand­berg and chief ex­ec­u­tive of LinkedIn Jeffrey Weiner are cur­rently in­tro­duc­ing tech-cen­tered sup­port pro­grams to many col­lege cam­puses. The pur­pose of these pro­grams is to en­cour­age women to pur­sue jobs in the tech in­dus­try and ul­ti­mately at Sand­berg and Weiner's com­pa­nies, which as of last year em­ployed only 15 and 17 per­cent women re­spec­tively for tech-re­lated po­si­tions.

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