“Tech” is an industry, an industry which employs you, yes you are a woman in tech, difficult to deny that. What she’s really saying is that she is more advanced than you are, which is, whatever… That’s why they’re computer programmers, they are good with computers not people. :)
I know the feeling well, however I’m a bit glad I don’t take off yet, it seems like very article I write right now is a dipping of a toe into a different wading pool that might become my ocean. I wouldn’t want to find an audience before I find my style. Oh who am I kidding, of course I want to, but it doesn’t seem likely.