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"I want to build the online space that I want to have for myself. A place where voices are not suppressed and that people feel safe," February Keeney says in her interview.
"People just assuming that because I am a Black woman — the worst one is people who assume that I only got hired because of affirmative action or whatever. It’s like, ‘No. I came in and I destroyed the interviews, and that’s how I got hired. I’m really fucking smart,'" Erica Baker says.
Traditional networking made me very uncomfortable in lots of ways, like feeling very insincere. And I think a lot of that didn’t seem my type, or my type of small talk even. But there are people out there —there are companies out there that are going to value your full personality. There’s enough jobs in tech that you can find one that is right for you, that accepts you, that is excited by you," Rachel Miller says in her interview.
"I found that it was so much easier for someone to see me as one of the guys versus someone to see me as a queer person, especially a queer woman. That was always a struggle for me and that’s why I left a previous company," Dominique DeGuzman says.
"It sucks when you’re giving a presentation to 18 dudes, 16 of whom are white, wondering why you’re the only girl in the room or whether you’re being held accountable for your gender. Not held accountable but, 'Why am I representing all female engineers? Because I am the only female in the room and there are 20 men here?' It’s tough. It’s tricky," Jess Loeb says.