I am a Geek Gal....
I am in my late 40's and have been employed as a "geek" since 1998. However, I have been into computers since the Commodore 64! (yes, about 1983). I had a boyfriend who was very much into computers especially the TRS 80. I credit him for my success in IT. I absolutely love being a Sys Admin. I love figuring out how to fix things. I guess it is just my nature. I agree with the guys that there shouldn't be quotas or anything else trying to force women into work they may not enjoy. My one big pet peeve about being a woman in IT is that I don't feel like I get the same respect as the guys. I've even had people say to me "can we get a tech to fix it?" WHAT??? I AM the tech! So if anything needs to be dealt with its the reality that women CAN be good at being geeky. We do have the knowledge and the smarts to get the job done. Personally I actually like being one of very few women in this industry. I don't have to deal with the drama that women bring to the work place.
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