Microsoft alienates women with scantily clad 'schoolgirl' dancers at official party (MSFT)
Microsoft hired scantily-clad "schoolgirl" dancers for its official Game Developer Conference afterparty in San Francisco on Thursday night, report attendees via Twitter and Instagram.
Having scantily-clad dancers, who were also said to have been paid to socialize with attendees, undercuts Microsoft's efforts to be more inclusive toward women in technology.
Microsoft sponsored a "Women in Games" lunch at the same event, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently told shareholders at its annual meeting that the company now has mandatory "unconscious bias" training and acknowledged that it was "not where we want to be" in terms of hiring diversity.
In a picture posted by developer Henrik Ludvigsen, you can see the dancers up on elevated podiums:
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