There is always an X-factor. With another year of stories bemoaning the state of women in the Valley, I continue to posit that the X-factor is a playing field, golf course, bar, or sports event for which we’re neither represented nor present. Deals just aren’t done in conference rooms anymore. How can we get a stake in a game to which we have such limited access? Silicon Valley indeed can be awful to women , and we need to continue to fight its unconscious bias in everything from hiring to funding. While we fight those battles, though, we need to work on building some things, too: our own networks, our own confidence, and our own plans to grow an X-factor that is a force with which to reckon. We have to put our heads together to find ways to help each other advance. Absent the cultural shift that I feel needs to happen in which home life รองเท้าแฟชั่นผู้หญิง ไซส์ใหญ่ is more balanced among men and women, enabling us to avail ourselves of after-work activities in รองเท้า ส้น สูง สวย ๆ ราคา ถูก equal measure, we have to take advantage of the opportunities that exist to bring us together. I urge all women, whether just starting out or more seasoned, to seek out women’s conferences, like the upcoming Forbes Women’s Summit or the Wall Street Journal’s Women in Tech events, like the dinner I attended last year . Seek out women’s conferences, meet people, and keep up with them.
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