Sometimes you need to blow off a little steam about what irks you about being a marginalised person in the tech world.
We have 3-4 speakers in the local tech scene for a 'panel' type event where they'll talk about their experiences in tech as marginalised people and a time for Q&A.
Including frustrations like:
"Male dominance leading to an all too frequently voiced opinion that only CIS gendered males can be the best engineers"
"My biggest frustration is as a female I very rarely get direct recognition for the hard work and the accomplishments I achieve for my organisation. I see my male colleagues getting praise and a ‘pat on the back’ practically on a weekly basis for achieving less."
"My biggest frustration is women putting their hands up in meetings and saying something, all the guys (and sometimes the women too) nodding, and passing the comment over. And then a while later (sometimes a week or two, sometimes a day or two, sometime a few minutes) one of the *guys* puts their hands up and gives out the same idea. And everyone in the room says "Heck yeah! Great idea! Let's DO that!!"
"I am so incredibly fed up with seeing strong, creative, resourceful, knowledgeable women have their input sidelined - or worse, stolen and rebranded as 'Masculine, From a Real Man' and therefore 'Superior'. I see this behaviour from both genders."
Amazing quotes from the panelists!
This event actively sought Women of Colour, LGBTQIA+, Trans, Non-binary and intersectional people in tech locally and UK wide to speak for this event.