Hello, I joined this website a few days ago to connect with other women but I feel so out of place and underrepresented here. I hate to be a Debbie Downer but that's how I feel.
I see questions about topics like stock options, creating startups/businesses, negonating exit packages/bonuses and how to network while in graduate school and I feel defeated. Y'all have graduate school money? I see a lot of people with startups, organizations and non-profits based around helping low income women but not many actual low income women posting and interacting with others on this website. At least, very few that I've seen in the 2 or 3 days since I started reading as much as I could. Maybe there are a lot of lurkers like me. In that regard, I say "Hi, I see you because I am you".
I don't know if it's just imposter syndrome or something else. I've been trying to find groups of likeminded women looking for career advice, networking advice and mentorship both in person and online. It stings that a lot of them are almost focused exclusively on women in the the tech space (I'm not in tech) that goes hand in hand with natually favor those with higher/graduate education or are otherwise dominated with advice/suggestions that is mainly useful to those who dramatically outearn me.
I don't have any direction for this post, just ranting and observation on my end.