So when an engineer takes it upon himself to mansplain my job back to me in a meeting, I channel my inner Nancy Drew, my spirit animal Phryne Fisher, and keep fighting -- both for myself and the other women of my profession. I’ve learned to embrace the fact that I’m a female in tech, rather than shy away, because by being myself, I’m representing half the users, half the viewers, of the world.
As I've grown older, detective shows have become equal parts empowering and entertaining. What my ongoing love affair with mysteries has taught me is to observe the world around you, spot the inconsistencies, and don't be shy about exposing those inconsistencies. While some people lean on religion or poetry for guidance and comfort, I credit the characters behind the magnifying glass for teaching me some of my best life lessons. Like: Never blackmail someone who's rigging volleyball championships. That absolutely never works.
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