"We should empower those with different ideologies to be able to express themselves", the author goes on to say.
In a 3,300-word document that has been shared across Google's internal networks, an engineer at the company wrote that "biological causes" are part of the reason women aren't represented equally in its tech departments and leadership.
Google employees for the most part responded with animus, with one employee writing on Twitter: "Today's rage-read (at work): doc essentially saying that women are unsuited for tech because they like people, whilst men like things".
In an internal email, published by tech website Motherboard, she said the article was "not a viewpoint that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages". The missive also attempts to explain what the Googler views inherent biological differences in men and women.
The manifesto also claims that men have a higher drive for status, that women might not like coding as they have a greater interest than men in "people and aesthetics", and that the low number of women in "high stress jobs" is down to them having more "neuroticism".
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Brown said the memo and viral reaction was an unexpected call to action in her new role "given the heated debate" of the past few days. "We've continued to stand for that and be committed to it for the long haul", said Brown, who became the new vice president for diversity at Alphabet Inc.'s Google last month.
The leak of the document is likely to be embarrassing to the company as it welcomes a diversity tsar to its ranks. She added that fostering a diversity in culture or political views lets people share their opinions and not otherwise.
A diversity report earlier this year found almost 70 percent of Google's workforce was comprised of men.
Google is a huge organization, such kind of action from an employee representing gender inequality in the Anti-diversity manifesto was not expected. While the document itself contains the thoughts of just one Google employee, the context in which they were shared-Google is now being investigated by the Department of Labor for its gender pay gap and Silicon Valley has been repeatedly exposed as a place that discriminates against women and people of color-as well as the private and public response from its workforce are important.
Brown and Balogh condemned the document's assertions and defended Google's diversity efforts.