Tag Archives: gender

Playing With Dolls

It was Los Angeles in the 1950s, and my mother was ahead of her time. After my older sister, Debbie, got a doll, I wanted one just like hers. Of course my mother said yes. My mother’s friend, June, came … Continue reading

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Female Pay

Something wasn’t adding up. My work was really good, but no one was paying me. -Amanda De Cadenet

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Word of the Day

The term flexible work environment can mean different things to different people. For some, it means being able to work from home a few days every week. For others, it means being able to adjust their work hours. There is … Continue reading

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Gatekeeping

There’s a lot of gatekeeping in the tech industry, but the industry needs ­people from all backgrounds. So don’t let that gatekeeping make you feel like this is a thing you cannot do. It’s important to find your support systems, … Continue reading

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Pronouns

My firm asked all employees to add our pronouns to our email signatures to promote inclusivity. So, I did: “He/him/his.” I am in sales and send out hundreds of outreach emails every week. Today, a potential customer replied: “Not interested.” … Continue reading

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