"Many women in the tech world bitch about the challenges – people don’t take you as seriously, it’s harder to climb the corporate ladder, etc. You can look at these negatives, or you can look at the advantages –it’s far easier for me to get meetings with men, who are 90% of the business. They’ll go out of their way to suggest meetings, for whatever reason. I don’t ask what the reasons are because it’s beneficial for my business. You can say it’s harder to climb the corporate ladder as a woman, that’s true. Or you can start at the top and build smart people underneath you who will push you up and you’ll never be climbing the ladder. There are benefits and advantages for everyone who starts a business. I dislike when people complain about their lot in life versus just dealing with it. I like figuring out the counterintuitive model. I’ve never sat there and bitched that somebody doesn’t take me seriously because I’m a chick. I’ll be like, “I take that and do ‘x’ with it”. It doesn’t benefit anyone to whine about your lot in life."
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