Tech firm that's growing in Raleigh will use gender quotas – here's why

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'A tech firm with a growing Raleigh headcount is instituting a gender quota as a way to move the needle when it comes to gender equity.

Vineet Jain, CEO and co-founder of California-based Egnyte, prides himself on staying out of political commentary. He’s not the kind of guy who typically jumps on the conversation trends or does things just to check boxes.

So the tweet announcing his plan – posted on Tuesday – may have come as a surprise to some.

“I’ve always said I hate quotas,” Jain told TBJ. “But that’s the only way to look at this.”

Emiliana Guereca, president of the Women’s March Foundation, said, “Equality across the tech industry is not going to happen” without enforced quotas.

“The gender gap is a problem in tech … there are not enough women being hired, and quotas are the only way to get equity,” she said.'

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