I have other things to worry about than the gender of the engineers on my team. Got to make sure they grow their careers, are happy, deliver their code on time, don't design terrible things that won't be maintainable, figure out our roadmap for the next quarters, advocate for our team, etc.
If anything, I’ve found that engineers who are women are better at their jobs the older they get. Family life pulling on their time requires them to be efficient and laser focused while they’re working. Men around me seem to slack off and shoot the shit a bit more, I guess because they have wives or younger engineers picking up their slack, and they don’t feel they have to prove themselves as much. Women have to prove themselves because of dumb questions like OPs.
No. I had worked with women engineers who were really talented. I feel motherhood and family commitments makes them stagnated at work. If they can overcome it, they can be more successful than they are today(I am not generalizing every women, atleast 50% of them)
Wouldn't it be great if father's shared more of the caregiving role? Just because women birthed the kid does Not mean they are defacto saddled with the caregiving responsibility. I asked my future husband (SWE) if he wanted to stay home and raise our kids when we were dating. He said no. I told him, I don't mind popping the kids out, but I can't work bring home the bacon (I was doing 3x+ as him when we meet) , and be primary caregiver. He said no, so we don't have kids 🙂