"There have been times where I’ve felt like an outsider in the industry. As an economic-development professional working within the tech community (and being a woman, and not a coder), there have been times when gender bias has led to having my authority questioned — at times in obvious ways and others not so much. I’ve definitely had to teach myself over the years to talk the talk of a technologist (as best as I could!). I even enrolled in some classes at 3rd Ward back in the day to build some tech skills — skills I understood through my work to be vital to the city’s future. 
"In economic development, work perceptions aren’t quite as gendered, but there, too, women are a minority. I have worked hard to establish a leadership role in these industries, and at the end of the day, providing services and tangible benefits to the technologists and entrepreneurs of New York City gains me credibility." 
— Daria Siegel, Director of LMHQ, Alliance for Downtown New York
Term Reference: 
August 11, 2015 http://www.refinery29.com/male-dominated-industries-career-advice#slide-8