Day: 1, Session Time/Number: 1pm, Session Space: G
Convener and Notetaker: Elecia W.
Specific resources to share from session: (links, books, organizations, articles etc.)
Systers,org email list
Black Female Code blog
What works for women at work
Gift of Imperfections
Things unicorns say:
I like being a unicorn.
Worried that things won’t change
Being called a unicorn is annoying. Tough to express the frustration of being the ambassador,
My company touts itself as being diverse but the environment is constrained and uptight. I don’t want to stick out.
Now that you’ve identified yourself as a woman in tech, you have to speak for all women in tech and explain them.
I worked at a place with government mandates to have more women.
I’ve recently come out as a woman. I avoided all women-only events. Now I find myself being a great role model. (Sounds happy about that.)
I’ve recently realized how bitter I feel about some things.
I’m tired, tired of trying to pull people forward.
I want to know how to be the change.
Where is my glitter?
There are so many other resentful unicorns.
I don’t want to have to make a career change to be happy. But I feel myself getting bitter. I don’t want to do something else.
Seriously considering giving it all up to live in a tiny house and grow vegetables.
The more unicorny I get, the more angry.
Those other bitter women
Why do you feel like you need to fight from within? Do your own thing?
Why do people make me feel bad about being excited?
I check all the boxes.