“I got hit on all the time. I was trying to talk business and they were trying to date me. I’ve gotten very good at navigating, but women shouldn’t have to.”
By all accounts, Shevinsky said she’s been lucky. She’s used to being one of the guys and says for the most part, her experience in tech has been positive. But she became particularly aware of sexism in tech while working on her new book, Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture.
It’s a compilation of first-person essays by women and transgender people in tech that portray a broad range of experiences in the industry. It includes everything from stories of sexual harassment by prominent VCs, to what it’s like to be a person of color at Google, to a transgender person’s account of being both a man and a woman in the tech world.
Shevinsky said working on the book inspired her to be more transparent about her own life.
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