The Woman Entrepreneur’s Handicap
You are not an entrepreneur. You are a woman entrepreneur.
You are not a programmer. You are a girl who codes.
You will never be able to hold a normal conversation about the code that you write. The instant you begin to talk about programming, a tornado of affirmative action will sweep you off your feet, and you will be involuntarily dragged and shoved into every single “girl who codes” movement and every other tech initiative desperate for an appearance of equality. You are a woman programmer.
No one will ever evaluate you for the quality of your work, your competence, integrity, determination, or ability to execute. You sometimes feel that you are trapped behind a soundproof glass window, screaming and punching the glass until your knuckles are bleeding. You demand to be heard, but as long as it is code or business that exits your mouth, no one listens. You are a woman entrepreneur.
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