My Circle Inspired Me to Open A Conversation Beyond Just Tech
I remember the first time I became interested in technology. It was when I was working for a small startup out of Manhattan but I knew the feeling was part of something bigger. I immediately fell in love with how limitless technology felt; how it crossed borders, ages and skills sets.
I have always wanted to push myself and take my energy and intelligence as far as it can go. I knew working with technology would allow me to do just that. But the more I delved deeper, the more I realized there was a gender imbalance. I quickly discovered that technology wasn’t so limitless; it was actually limited for me—as a woman. I wasn’t given the opportunities I deserved and I was often silenced when I wanted to take things to the next level. People treated me differently because I was a woman. I wondered how many other women were going through the same experience, and the more I asked, the more I realized I wasn’t alone.
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