03/13/2014 02:28 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

A Look At The First Ever 'Lesbians Who Tech' Summit

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Sexism in the tech industry exists, is a time-suck, is demoralizing, makes no sense and must be dismantled. One of the main messages I received after writing the sexism in tech article was for something more solution-based. How can we respond? And after attending the first Lesbians Who Tech Summit at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, I think this is one of the ways that we can fix this — a way we can respond to the scary misogynistic elephant in the computer lab. The “this” (in this case) is the enhanced visibility of our queer community, and the support of our fellow nerdy lady-gays across racial, socio-economic and generational divides.

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