[Solved] The mystery of why some women in tech second-guess themselves

Over and over, I hear groups of women in tech talking about doubting themselves… but is there a reason for that?

Let me check.

You are a woman in tech and you’ve been

- Talked over

- Mansplained

- Stolen your ideas

- Told you’re too much – too assertive, talkative, ambitious…

- Told you’re not enough – you don’t have enough potential, strategic vision, risk appetite

- And told every year at your annual review that you’re doing a great job but you don’t get promoted.

And then, when your career doesn’t progress, you second-guess yourself thinking that you’re not doing things right and that you should do more.

What else is missing from that list?

Let me know in the comments.