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Facing Adversity

Learn how to effectively deal with misogyny in the workplace and feel confident in your environment. 

First Off: You're Not Alone

"I'VE HEARD IT MULTIPLE TIMES: YOU ONLY GOT THIS INTERNSHIP BECAUSE YOU'RE A GIRL. HE SAID THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WAY HARDER FOR HIM TO GET IT BECAUSE HE'D JUST BE ANOTHER GUY IN THE APPLICANT POOL. IN HIS EYES, ME GETTING THE INTERNSHIP HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MY NEAR-PERFECT GPA, PREVIOUS RESEARCH EXPERIENCE, OR PROGRAMMING SKILS."

- PHYSICS MAJOR

"WHEN I FIRST GOT ASKED TO TA A CS CLASS, THERE WERE 6 OF US, 5 GUYS... AND ME. I KNOW IT SOUNDS SO SIMPLE. I WAS JUST HELPING OUT WITH A CLASS! BUT I HAD NEVER TAUGHT ANYTHING BEFOR, I WAS THE ONLY WOMAN IN THE ROOM, AND I WAS SCARED THAT I WOULDN'T DO A GOOD JOB. I JUST WANTED TO SHOW MY PROFESSOR THAT HE HAD MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE IN ASKING ME TO WORK FOR HIM, AND I WAS TERRIFIED THAT I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO IT."

- SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MAJOR

Tips & Tools

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