How Women in Tech Can Dodge Discrimination and Find Joy

By WITT

“Women are often told in a hiring process, or after starting a new job, that while management believes they could deliver at a higher level, they will be hired in at a lower level so they can prove themselves. When this occurs, it is important to have the discussion to highlight your qualifications against the…

Women in Tech: Drop the Gender Roles and Use Your Voices to Be Heard

By WITT

“I believed we had made progress in paying women equally to men performing at the same level. I believed managers were fair and would assess talent and pay for performance without bias. I thought things were different these days. I thought I wouldn’t have to fight for equality. I experienced a compensation adjustment that was…

Women in Tech: Support Fellow Women and Embrace Men as Allies

By WITT

Way back in 2006, while giving a keynote speech at a luncheon celebrating inspiration, the incredible Madeleine Albright said this: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Fellow women in tech…are you all nodding your heads right now? Sadly, not a lot has changed in the 15 or…

Women in Tech: Having the Courage to Be Uncomfortable

By WITT

Courage is the quality of spirit that enables a person to face difficulty or danger. In her Netflix special, “Brené Brown: The Call to Courage,” New York Times bestselling author and University of Houston research professor Dr. Brené Brown describes courage as a measurement of vulnerability – starting each day determined to choose courage over…

The Barriers Facing Women in Tech

By WITT

“There are always barriers… but I learned very early that adapting to whatever environment I was in has served me well. I was competent in my domain and respected for my knowledge and skills. I have walked into rooms and realized that I was often the only female and had a momentary feeling of being…

PLEASE STAY: How Women in Tech Survive and Thrive

By WITT

Take two women in tech with a combined 75 years of experience in the field of information technology. Throw them together with warm weather, sea breezes, snacks, and a cocktail after a long day at a business conference. Toss in spirited discussions about the state of IT, how women in tech survive, their respective career journeys,…