Holmes was the poster child of Silicon Valley hubris, taking “fake it till you make it” to illegal extremes. She was found not guilty on several charges relating to patients and company ads in Arizona.
However, the unemployment rate for Black women jumped to 6.2% last month from 4.9% — the only race and gender group whose unemployment rate worsened in December.
“Maybe we should just sit on this until the end of June and leave the hot potato with the Supreme Court,” suggested Judge Edith Jones, an appointee of former President Ronald Reagan.
“We’re ready to go into the trenches,” Simpson says over Zoom this fall, sitting on a cheetah-print chair in front of her fireplace in Los Angeles, waiting for the deal to finally go through. “Pay it all back and earn it ourselves.”
When the team analysed the images used in the materials, it found that of the 131 images, only 16 were of women alone, and seven were group photographs of both men and women. This included only one image of a known woman (Hodgkin), compared with 52 identifiable men. In total, only eight women were depicted as scientists, compared with 28 men; other images included women pushing a trolley in a supermarket, doing laundry or opening a fridge.