WiCipedia: 'Bull in a China Closet' Spirit & Unconscious Bias Is No Excuse
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Girl Scouts make STEM their mission; Forbes' list of 50 women in tech; unconscious bias is no excuse; and more.
At a BoF event, Ajlouny told the audience, "Being a woman in tech has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life ... When I'm surrounded by men and I'm a woman who has a very strong personality I'm called a bitch, I'm called aggressive, I'm called disruptive, I'm called problem making, I'm called difficult ... Every day I fight. That bull in a china closet spirit drives me every day. I am relentless, I am unyielding. The one thing that got me here is that I realized in this world of Instagram where everyone is worried about what everyone thinks of everyone else, I adopted a really great saying: No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt said that." (See WiCipedia: Lack of Diversity Creates Blind Spots & Twitch Leads by Example.)
— Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, Light Reading