As a 19 year old, I co-oped at a nuclear plant.
I was a college student, working with electricians, many of them who were Vietnam vets. Lacking their practical experience, and being a “foreigner” as an Indian among a set of “good ol’ boys”, I felt that I had a lot to prove. I worked doubly hard to show them that I was willing to work. Over time, I won their respect – but it wasn’t easy.
I’ve read that many women in the tech sector feel the same way as I did, that they have to prove themselves to their male counterparts. That there is an ever so subtle gender bias in the workplace.
What do you think? Is there a gender bias within the tech industry? If you’re a woman in tech, I’m especially curious to know your view on the matter.