Amazing article Vidya! I’ve always been a fan of the “Stop cribbing and start improving” approach to life.
I’ve dealt with my share of female co-workers getting undermined — but in my experience this has been due to the co-workers not speaking up.
I once had a team-mate who wouldn’t explain an algorithm she developed to others because she lacked the confidence to do so. Someone else did, eventually and that person got most of the recognition.
I would absolutely love it if women start speaking up and getting recognised. It could create an absolutely amazing situation by increasing the number of people I can trust in the organisation, by increasing the competitive candidate pool for making hiring decisions (thus driving down costs) and by creating happier teams.