The other 50%


I don’t follow politics that closely, usually because I’m never quite sure which ones I should be following but I must admit I had hoped Hillary would win the DMC. They speak of the glass ceiling. I feel it every day as a woman at the head of a small technology company. “Where are the women in technology?” “Where are the women in banking”,”Where are the women in conferences” are some of the questions I’ve had to answer to in the past year. I used to brush them off, pretending they don’t affect me or my work, which is bs really. Of course they do. Unfortunately. I’ve had to correct on more than one occasion fellow designers/technologists who will say “female” instead of “women”. You’d think this was the dark ages sometimes.
Knowing what she must know about the common denominator in America, I thought Hillary was crazy and admired her for being determined and driven to go against the tide. And if I had been able to, I would have voted for her, because what the US needs now, after such a dark age in terms of leadership and foreign perception, really is a leader that will make them catch up with a modern Europe, a booming Asia and a developing and technologically-advanced Africa.

Next time maybe.

Writing 'Creating a Culture of Innovation' (Out in 2020, Apress)

Comments (2)

  1. I work in corporate law so I know what you mean. But I don’t think Hilary is the one who we should put on a pedestal for breaking the glass ceiling. She did so by acting like a man.

  2. I completely agree with you and when she was accued of being cool and calculating, they made her burst into tears to show her “feminine side”. On bad days, it seems this is an issue that’s impossible to resolve.

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