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Stanford's class of '94 and the tech gender gap




A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California, May 15, 2012. Facebook, the world's most popular internet social network, expects to raise USD $12.1 billion in what will be Silicon Valley's largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) later this week.
A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California, May 15, 2012. Facebook, the world's most popular internet social network, expects to raise USD $12.1 billion in what will be Silicon Valley's largest-ever initial public offering (IPO) later this week.
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1994 was the year Ace of Base topped the charts, "Friends" ruled the ratings and the Internet was just beginning to permeate our lives. Reporter Jodi Kantor takes a look at the graduating class from Stanford University that year for a piece in the New York Times today.

She charts the rise of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs from those heady early days when anything seemed possible through an ever-widening gender gap that leaves women mostly on the sidelines of the tech revolution. 

Kantor joins the show for more. You can read her story here