According to DealBook, Goldman Sachs sponsored a Harvard event for women interested in computer science and gave out cosmetic mirrors and nail files with the Goldman Sachs logo on them as “swag.” T-shirts and keychains were also given out.
“Not sure if this is #sexyfeminism or gender stereotyping,” an attendee wrote on her Instagram account.
Goldman Sachs apologized if the tchokes offended anyone and said they are strong supporters of efforts to recruit women. The organizers of the event said they knew what Goldman was going to hand out and welcomed any kind of free stuff sponsors were willing to give out (“We gladly accept any and all (free) nail files, nail polish, game consoles, food and/or anything else our wonderful sponsors want to send our way!)”—which sounds reasonable enough.
Also, Google gave out socks.