- Wed Aug 09 15:12:44 EDT 2017
Wed Aug 09 15:12:44 EDT 2017
For the past 30+ years, I've been gainfully and happily employed as a (female) software developer. My first decade was spent at a large space and defense company where equal gender distribution in software development, at all levels, was the norm, not the exception. My current company, Perfect Sense, also embraces women in software development. The case for a corporate culture where women technologists, in very large numbers, work successfully and seamlessly side by side with their male colleagues is not a theoretical one to me. It is my experience.
I've also been in a conference hall with 400 people and counted only 10 women in the room. Gender bias, like many other biases, is a real phenomenon - but it's not inevitable. In fact, I believe that software development is an excellent career to transcend bias and thrive regardless of any (hopefully temporary) disparity. Software instructions are translated to hardware as ones and zeros that are blissfully...Read Full Story