Women in Tech

Women in tech: a chat group for us?

Salesforce tensorchic
Jan 18

How many of us exist and how many are interested in this?
Can discuss career, emotional health, Relationship issues, pms and menstruation, food, pets, solo travel, best weed, and everything else 😇

I just feel starved of good female company.

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  • Facebook pndubs
    I think we should keep discussion here in the open. Hear me out.

    I know that the open Women in Tech forum can be toxic af, because of people who come here to troll threads, but Blind is sorely lacking in women’s voices and perspectives, and I think that’s to the detriment of actual women looking for support. I know that when I first came here (for salary transparency info) and saw all the misogynistic bullshit in other threads I was like, “Holy shit, is this what tech has become?” But I know there are good and decent people out there who just may not be heard. And I think they should be heard.

    Also there’s nothing keeping the shitstorm here from following us into a group chat. This is an anonymous app after all.
    Jan 182
    • Expedia Sharknado
      This. Keeping issues that affect you hidden away in all women circles only hurts. Speak up about them openly, everyone needs to know. There’s a lot more supportive voices than blind would lead you to believe
      Jan 18
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      OP
      I don't think it's possible to keep anything to a woman's only circle because it's anonymous. Chat is for real time communication, general chitchat and making friends - but I don't know how creation of a public chat works on Blind though.
      Jan 19
  • Microsoft ЯR
    Half of the things on this list I don't want to discuss at all, the other half - isn't it more fun to have everyone participating?
    Why filter potential great thoughts about solo travel, food, career, etc. just by the gender factor?
    Jan 186
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      OP
      I just put out something random. It's not a list of topics 😇
      Jan 18
    • Autodesk nghiihh
      I guess the intent is to understand solely from one point of view before opening up for ridicule that most men seem to be doing to women on blind
      Jan 18
    • Microsoft ЯR
      Well, to be fair, they too get a lot of that ridicule 🙂
      Jan 18
    • Autodesk nghiihh
      😀thats true
      Jan 18
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      OP
      Might help improve signal to noise ratio ;)
      Jan 18
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  • Salesforce FuIl20
    Would be better than this topic which is like "women in tech from the perspective of men with dubious motives"
    Jan 180
  • New 00113
    In my experience women in tech is not really inclusive of woc so I rather hangout in the general population rather than believe in the false sisterhood
    Feb 11
    • Google UdhEr
      I want to be inclusive of WOC. I'm pro sisterhood of the real type. Let me know if you want to hang out.
      Feb 4
  • Autodesk nghiihh
    Did you create one?
    Jan 182
    • Salesforce tensorchic
      OP
      Not yet. Trying to see what's the interest level like first
      Jan 18
    • Autodesk nghiihh
      Create one anyway and post it
      Jan 18
  • Verizon imNotGay
    That’s a dangerous precedent. They may end up on the same cycle, wreak havoc on our plumbing.
    Jan 181
  • Microsoft Arc345
    Hey ladies did any of you experience impostor syndrome when joining your companies? If so how did you cope. I was in a team where I did sometimes here coworkers loudly making fun of new hires' code when reviewing it, saying things like "she got the job at Dropbox because she's just good at interviewing...", And one of them thought I had an easy in because I got in through a diversity recruiter...How commonplace is this stuff? I know employers are doing a lot to help engineers from under represented backgrounds feel welcome. But, they can't control what the employees do/say
    Feb 62
    • Amazon KingK
      This is incredibly annoying behavior. What is the point of recruiting women for technical roles if the culture isn’t suitable for them?
      Feb 6
    • Microsoft Arc345
      Ya I was really surprised and thought they'd be more mature then that.
      Feb 6
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  • New novium
    Definitely interested
    Feb 60
  • Microsoft Arc345
    Please create this...I am also starved for some female friends
    Feb 60
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    There’s a new app for this, I briefly looked at it. https://leap.ycombinator.com
    Jan 180
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    Set this up please
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    In!!
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