We need: Recognition, Repentance, Respect, and Reparation.
To be honest, what surprises me most about the current conversation about the inhospitable nature of tech for women is that people are surprised. To say that discrimination, harassment, and sexual innuendos are an open secret is an understatement. I don’t know a woman in tech who doesn’t have war stories. Yet, for whatever reason, we are now in a moment where people are paying attention. And for that, I am grateful.
Like many women in tech, I’ve developed strategies for coping. I’ve had to in order to stay in the field. I’ve