Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Women in Information Technology

Illustrious husband and I were discussing the upcoming Red Chair Pittsburgh event which is part of the larger Sit With Me movement.

I generally shy away from speaking publicly on these kinds of things because I think movements like these tend to overgeneralize the issues at hand. So many different life circumstances for people mean there are an infinite number of variables contributing to what we are marking as a problem (too few women in IT). That being said, I think it's important that people understand what roadblocks exist for people of every race, creed, gender and ilk on the path to job satisfaction. To that end, I hope people will think about how the tech industry has become insular and homogenous, the type of culture that exists that has become exclusive, and the steps we can take to make it more inclusive.

Check it out if you have some free time on the 19th.

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