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#WhyWomenLeaveTech

It’s been a tough couple of weeks. I tweeted this the other day and it seems to have struck a new with several followers.

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A few days before this tweet I read this Forbes article Keeping Talented Women in the Tech Workforce and I started to reflect on why women leave tech. I have considered leaving tech on several occasions over the years, more often when I was still new in my career, but every so often I think about it, especially after a few rough weeks. It’s not one big thing that makes me throw my hands in the air and yell “I quit!”. It’s the relentless little things that go on for weeks that have me thinking about leaving. To my managers and co-workers who are reading this, don’t worry I’m not going anywhere 😊.

My partner and I had a great discussion about this issue, and he joked that he could take all the comments I have made over the years and start a Twitter account.  What an awesome idea! But instead of creating a new Twitter account I’m going to use my own with the hashtag #WhyWomenLeaveTech. Every day I’ll post a stat, situation, comment, that I have seen, experienced or know to Twitter using the hashtag #WhyWomenLeaveTech.  That “little thing” that on its own is just a drop in the bucket, but it’s all those little drops that overflow the bucket. Please feel free to add in your personal “little things” or drops in the bucket.  I’ll record all of the comments and share those in the future.

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Categories: Women In Tech
  1. 03/27/2019 at 6:07 pm

    Should it be whywomenleavetech…or why womenshould stayintech?

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