I'm trying to encourage myself while encouraging other women.
If you were the geek growing up, you’ll recognize how lonely it can be. If you were the female geek, you’ll know it’s far lonelier.
[ from an interview with Gloria Steinem ]
...“They’re 20,” she replies. “Chances are [by that age] you haven’t been discriminated against that much in the labour force. Maybe you don’t yet have children and you haven’t experienced how unequal and difficult that is. It’s why, in a general way, women get more radical with age. And men get more conservative. People look at younger women and think if they’re not radical there’s something wrong with them. No – they just haven’t experienced the problems yet.”
Translation: We have been living abroad with my husband for the same amount of time. They are asking him about life, working environment, economy and to me the daycare of our son. This is all I can say. (She is a researcher)
Hmm, let's teach young girls to code.
Women are not rewarded for pushing to advance or get more pay—they are, in fact, penalized. The words that spring to co-workers’ minds to describe ambitious women include “bossy,” “pushy,” and “abrasive”.
"..My classmates bragged about finishing assignments in three hours. I told myself that they were quantifiably five times better me.
..I didn’t consider the idea that they might be bluffing. Instead I assumed the problem was me."
- Tracy Chou*
"..On an average day, a fifth of men did housework, compared with nearly half of women. In households with children under the age of six, men spent less than half as much time as women taking physical care of these children. At work, on the other hand, men spent fifty-two minutes a day longer on the job than women did."
"..Women leave tech companies at twice* the rate that men do, generally after putting in 18-36 months. So that’s your turnaround time to figure out if your company’s retention efforts are paying off."*