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4 women describe their non-traditional journeys to tech

Sharon Florentine | Nov. 1, 2016
At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, four women shared how alternative education paths brought them to a career in technology.

Her advice to other women is not to be afraid of labels or judgments, and to avoid letting others push you around. "Sometimes, if you're not paying attention, you can get pushed into the role of project managers, or of 'work wives' who are responsible just for making sure the good 'ol boys look good for the boss. And if you don't, then you're labeled a 'pushy bitch.' Who cares? So what? Pushy bitches get things done. I love to write code, and I'm not going to let anyone tell me what I can or can't be," Paul says.

 

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