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…

Forging Your Path as Women in Tech

By WITT

Forging your path as women in tech is not without its challenges. And just because pathways have been blazed by those who came before, doesn’t mean you blindly follow. In fact, you might come to a fork in your metaphorical road and discover the road less travelled is where you want to head. Bravo. The…

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…