Thursday, October 11, 2012

Women in Tech

A short little article  about women in the start-up and technology scene in Berlin was published yesterday in the International Herald Tribune.

Like many of my peers, I've experienced various subtle and occasionally less subtle sexism as a woman in engineering and technology over the years. One memorable moment being when a visiting parent at the U of T stated that I must have gotten my summer research position because I was "easy on the eyes." Happily between 1994 and now, I've gotten more mature at handling any issues and in my environment it seems that attitudes are always changing for the better. This doesn't meant I don't think there is room for improvement.

Like the use of "girls" in some contexts.

Next up, seeing if I can think and write rationally about the use of colour in marketing to girls.


Blogger Karen Lew said...

I remember that comment! I wanted to punch the guy.

10/12/2012 8:54 p.m.  
Blogger Karen Lew said...

And hey, have you been following the shitstorm in Australia? Their Prime Minister gave an epic speech calling out the sexism and misogyny that's dogged her (mainly from the leader of the opp.) Media response is OF COURSE full of derail after derail. But grassroots people are happy to hear it named.

10/12/2012 11:15 p.m.  
Blogger kristin said...

I'd still happily punch that guy.

I haven't been following the shitstorm in Australia but I'm catching up now.

10/13/2012 9:27 p.m.  
Anonymous gina said...

I liked the sausage fest picture.

1/16/2013 7:52 p.m.  

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