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Women in tech: Confidence isn't the problem

Throughout the course of a number of interviews with some seriously high achieving women within the field of technology about their participation in the Women in Technology Excellence Awards, one of the most commonly recurring topics is that of confidence - and whether a lack of it is holding women in technology back.

It's something women tend to hear time and time again whenever they question whether or not their workplace or similar organizations offer them the same level of opportunity extended to their male peers. Women are exhorted to lean in, publicize their achievements to a greater extent, network more effectively. It's part of a subtle but nonetheless pervasive message that women are to blame for their own under-representation within technology. If women simply behaved more like men, then we wouldn't have an issue. Voila! Problem solved!

Continue reading: https://www.computing.co.uk/analysis/4030017/women-tech-confidence-isn

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