There's more than this - some just don't want to identify themselves as female because of the flak
Seriously though, that's disgraceful. I think the 'discrimination' isn't so much against women in IT, but against anybody who doesn't seem like a social misfit. If you don't meet peoples expectations of what an IT bod should look/act like (greasy, spotty, unable to hold eye contact etc.), then they seem to presume you can't possibly know what you're talking about...
Re-read my post and want to point out that is NOT my opinion of IT bods, just what I perceive to be non-IT bods general expectation
I agree - people do have a steriotyped image of what I should look like. As for the battery guy, I would have made some comment, but he was the son of the boss of our (now ex-) support company. I didn't think it wise to!
I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that some of the best colleagues I've had in IT have been female.
Pah!! Be proud to be a women in IT ladies!!!
Having worked alongside 4 female techs and 4 male techs in various different schools, I can also honestly say that the girls come out on top.
Very proud to be a gal in IT even in my advanced years!!!! :hand:
I'm a girl!
Hope you've all joined the 'female techs' social group.
I do get people deferring to mrwITch but TBF he is a techie person too, albeit more software and technical architect-y these days.
It was worse back when I went to college (avoiding the dinosaurs) though - the first lecturer I had was amazed when I could recite the resistor colour code (now how many on here still know that!)
I am very proud to be a female geek - having studied electronics when I left school, I have been one all my adult life. It is a bit obvious when I meet my friends and they are all talking about 'Cranford' or somesuch and I want to discuss Heroes or Survivors or Being Human!