AMA: Sarah Parmenter

5 years ago from Sarah Parmenter, Founder, You Know Who

  • Sarah Parmenter, 5 years ago

    Thanks, Thomas. Hmmm, tricky question. I always find this so hard because for every bad, there are 100+ people who show support to me; like yourself.

    I've had a particularly hard time with trolls, for whatever reason. Through that, I've gained a thick skin, quickly. We're still not quite there yet, I have seen things first hand in Silicon Valley and through working at a startup in LA that made my blood boil; I actually walked out of my job (only to be woo'd back - silly me) due to sexist comments and behaviour from upper management. It has changed, it's certainly changed but until we get rid of the stigma of "oooo it's unusual to be a female coder/working in guy jobs" we're going to have issues forever more.

    I still continue to have problems, but I find the tolerance levels of people around me are actually much lower than mine now, so things get sorted quickly.

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