Sometimes I feel like the only woman in my field who doesn’t agree with this mantra. I’m so sick of being used to push an agenda. I’ve been heavily considering leaving tech because this aggressive push is so naggy and patronizing. If I hadn’t already been here before all of this started, I would have stayed as far away as humanly possible from the toxicity that this industry has become (a toxicity perpetuated by feminists, not men).
If a woman wants to join the tech industry, she will. She doesn’t need a million diversity programs to tell her that it’s okay. And if she does, then I’m sorry, but she’s weak.
At some point it becomes our own responsibility to have the confidence in ourselves to compete in a competitive market. With every new “women in tech” outreach program, my accomplishments become less my own, and I hate that.