Women in Tech and Empathy Work – Brilliant. This part rang especially true for me:
…part of me wishes Iâ€™d kept my coding skills up if only so that I could keep up my side of a tech-centric conversation, and so that I could stop having dark nights of the soul thinking that Iâ€™m playing into cliches and conventions about women in tech.
Interestingly, it was the fact that I was taking on extra “caretaker” work as a developer that led me to my career as a BA. I was the one giving presentations, writing documentation, and training users, and eventually I decided to move over to that side entirely. If my male teammates hadn’t been so slack at that side of it, I might still be writing code!