If only for the sake of profits, women should not be excluded from the process of imagining and creating new products.

In her book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley (Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018), journalist Emily Chang explores how men came to dominate the tech industry and profiles some of the women fighting sexism and harassment. In this edited excerpt, Chang looks at some of the women-inclusive businesses and how this method of hiring has led to payoffs.