Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... In Tech Careers
A name that most women, (and men – even though they don’t want to admit it), have grown to associate with the pink hurricane topped with blonde hair who defied all odds to attend Harvard Law School in an attempt to get her ex-boyfriend back, but really just showed us all how to stick it to the status quo.
Yes, I’m talking about Elle Woods, the fictional character from Legally Blonde.
You might laugh, but I have a point – I promise. The iconic character, played by Reese Witherspoon, faced discrimination and doubt head on to fuel her pursuit of happiness. We can all take a page or two from Ms. Woods, especially those of us who are women fighting to make a name for ourselves in the male-dominated tech industry.
Being a woman in this industry does have its advantages – being a woman who can code or a woman with digital marketing prowess can lead to a lot of open doors for our careers. But why is the technology industry still lacking a strong female presence?
As the great Beyonce once said - Okay ladies, now let's get into formation. The next big thing is here. And what's that thing? BLOCKCHAIN BABY!