The Rise Of Women In Tech...
In my technical circles, I don't give a second thought about the gender of my colleagues. In fact, for the longest time I never released there was even an issue of bias against women in technology. They were my coworkers, and they were female... so? It wasn't until a few high visibility incidents in the larger tech world opened my eyes, that I became aware of the larger problem and the inherent sexism that's constantly in play. It's not a matter of whether a female tech worker is good... it's that they end up having to be significantly better than others to be perceived as equal. And unfortunately, that's just a mild version of the problem. Some of the vile slander and sexism that can be found in the male tech community is truly disgusting.
But thankfully, things are changing... This infographic from MBAOnline shows positive trends that give me hope that one day gender may really not matter when it comes to IT:
The Rise Of Women In Tech
For my Nerd Girl friends and colleagues... thanks for pushing back and making us aware of the changes that are needed.