This is probably the least likely thing you would expect to appear on this site, but it’s true! I appear in the November 2011 issue of Glamour alongside Jess Lee, Caterina Fake, and Stacy Brown-Philpot, in a story by Kara Swisher. There will also be a panel event tomorrow morning to talk about the article.
I don’t usually speak publicly about the women in tech issue, for a variety of reasons, primarily: if I’m speaking about women in technology I am not speaking about technology, it’s not a topic that I have much insight on, it ignores the other dimensions of the problem, and I would really rather work hard and be known as a great technologist than a great woman technologist.
The opportunity to reach out to Glamour’s audience of millions of teenage girls to make math and technology look cool was just too good to pass up!
That’s why I’m proud to appear among such pieces as “Guys talk sex!”, “The Real Kristen Stewart: A Twilight Exclusive”, and “12 Ways to Get Your Sh*t Together”. It’s exciting to think that people who never would have picked up an article about a bunch of nerds will be reading and thinking and being inspired.
If you found your way to my site via this article, please let me know what you think, either by commenting here or sending me an e-mail.
PS. I don’t know why I’m blonde in the photo, but it’s not entirely unnatural.
There are way too few female technologists on television, and I’m happy to do what I can to show that women kick ass with code! Look for my mischievous I’m-writing-infinite-nested-loops grin in the clip where I’m programming.
We discussed Path101‘s approach to career advice through data, and how the high availability of data is changing the way we make decisions.