Women in Technology

by Priya Chandra

Very interesting quote from Margaret Gould Stewart (Head of User Experience at YouTube) on women in technology.

“A Forbes Magazine study reported that women usually wait until they are nearly 100 percent qualified for a job to apply, while men tend to apply when they are on average around 60 percent qualified. It seems the men figure they will learn the remaining skills on the job, and they are right. Women should stretch themselves with challenging opportunities; if you feel a bit in over your head, you are probably on the right track.”

I know I’ve been guilty of not stretching myself in the past – have you? What have you done to challenge yourself and get out of that rut? All suggestions gratefully accepted!


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