17 October 2012 by Kris Sangani
Woman. Not girl, chick, babe or any other infantilising epithet.
These haven't been uttered by men, but by other women in technology field who think that referring to women by these terms will make our industry 'sexy' to women.
I don't think that women enter the tech sector seeking a Sex and the City lifestyle. They're hear for the very same reasons that men are - they like invent and create.
Needless to say I won't be buying this year's calendar.
As a bloke, I am more likely to buy something if it's brushed steel, aluminium or black gloss. Probably, but functionality is the most important criteria. I still won't buy pink.
As a woman, you're likely to buy pink, pink and more pink - only to stop your husband or boyfriend borrowing your stuff and not because you like the colour.
A WOMAN WHO INSPIRES
A friend at college who graduated 20 years ago in civil engineering and despite many of her peers leaving, had remained and flourished. You know who you are.
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