Following a 10-page memo by James Damore, a Senior Software Engineer at Google, women in tech around the world have mixed feelings. Ranging from anger, disappointment, surprise, and outright disbelieve
In his memo, Damore said women were less qualified to work for tech companies because their biological makeup does not enable them to work efficiently. His memo led to Google CEO, Sundar Pichai to cut short his family trip to come address the issue.
Well, female techies from around the world took to social media to showcase their achievements and prove James Damore wrong. Under the hashtag #WITBragDay, women in tech under different social media platforms were flaunting their success in the tech space. You can check out some of their post listed below.
Went back to school for CS with a toddler and working 55 hrs/week at 2 jobs. Now a CS PhD @ Cortana Research @ Microsoft. #WiTBragDay
— Vanessa (@vanessa_murdock) August 11, 2017
Dropped out of college, taught myself unix and bash while pregnant. Finally got two degrees in my 30s. Still work in tech at 47. #WITBragDay
— clynnexx (@clynnexx) August 11, 2017
— Anie Akpe (@AnieAkpe) August 12, 2017
— Mercy Orangi (@mercy_orangi) August 12, 2017
— Margaret Ondeng (@adhiambo_ondeng) August 12, 2017
Every time you write email in Gmail, you are using my code. I wrote it 10+ years ago as my first”real” job, not replaced yet. #WITBragDay
— Julie Parent (@jewree) August 12, 2017
Didn’t grow up with computers. Learnt Programming 1st at Uni. Graduated 1st class Maths & CS. MSc at my dream Uni, Oxford. #WITBragDay 1/2
— Dr. Chao (@evangelinechao) August 12, 2017
— Taylor Barnett (@taylor_atx) August 11, 2017
I’ve only started coding when I got to college. Now anyone who plays World of Warcraft in the fall will be using my code. #WITBragDay
— Béthy (@CommanderBethy) August 12, 2017
I wrote a master’s dissertation on the creation of live coding environments and the relationship to musical expression #WITBragDay
— Jessica Dussault (@jduss4) August 11, 2017
Well, some men in tech felt the itching need to water down these babes moment in the social media limelight by trolling their achievement. The following tweet serves as the best extinguisher to their buffoonery.
Hey bros trolling the #WITBragDay thread — you realize some of us are in a position to (not) hire you, right?
— Gwencula (@gwenix) August 11, 2017
You can check out more of what women in tech have to showcase to prove the sexist Damore dead wrong under the hashtag #WITBragDay on social media.