Because it’s not really “passion” they are looking for, but people who are merely willing to endure long hours.
I just don’t want to be a software developer anymore
melissa mcewen

Hi Melissa,

You wrote such a great article, and I can relate to it very much. I just started working in my first ever programmer job in a small startup. There would be times we’d stay up until 4am to finish a project, but the good thing about it is that we can start work on the afternoon. My boss doesn’t bother me on the weekends or on holidays. And I believe I get paid roughly the same amount as my guy counterparts.

So maybe living in a balanced female-friendly tech workplace is possible. I just hope our company doesn’t become a big cog when it grows.