I did I women in tech podcast about seven years ago, and it went into all kinds of stories about what women were going through working in tech. Having to change their name on their resume from Christine to Chris, etc. I’m really glad to see that the issue is getting a full airing. At the same time, it’s still not really getting to the root of the problem. Glad you wrote this.
I also noticed that many of us got as far as we did it because of male mentors. I think somebody said that there’s a special place in hell for women bosses who mistreat their female employees. I had female bosses who were abusive, undermining, and generally shitty. I also had a lot of homophobic women bosses. And some of my best bosses were men. But of course I agree with everything you’re saying here — we need more diversity. We need to change the culture so people don’t leave. Who wants to work with toxic people?