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4 Myths about Working in Technology

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Throughout my early career, I never thought about working in technology.

I thought technology was for nerds. I thought technology was for men. I thought technology was people different than me – a millennial woman that liked being around people and enjoyed being active. Like many young professionals, I mistakenly thought technology wasn’t a viable or satisfactory option for my career or lifestyle goals.

The year I turned twenty-five, I got a chance to experience the tech world as a part of Silicon Valley startup team.

It was awesome.

It was exciting.

It was so me.

The people I met through my tech experience were really, really different than the tech-tracked software engineering students my university had publicized. Instead of being a homogenous group of calculus-crushing gamers, modern changemakers in technology were part of a vibrant and diverse community.

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