Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Business, Technology and Leadership

Even though it’s been ~40 years since the second wave of the women’s movement, in which there was a focus on gender equality in laws and culture, there are still many industries that are considered to be “men’s” fields, including the engineering and IT industries. Women in their 20s and 30s were raised to believe that they can do whatever they want to, and so there are quite a few (myself included) who studied and started to practice professionally in these technical fields. There are a variety of reasons we went in to these fields – perhaps we found that we were good at math and science and enjoyed problem solving, we realized the higher lifetime income that would be expected in these professions, or we were drawn to being part of something where we stood out in the crowd because of our lower total numbers.

But how are…

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