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Florence O. Author • Edited

It means providing community support like I have been getting from the SheCodeAfrica community, it means letting them know they can very much make it as a lady in Tech. We have seen a lot of ladies breaking records since forever so me saying I’ll help women getting into tech doesn’t translate to me saying they’re ‘lesser’ than men!

I followed that statement with - ‘I have been in a situation where I was torn apart by men in the industry’ right ? because I have been in a situation where I needed exposure for a project and this man told me ‘I thought you didn’t want to be my friend so why are you asking me for help’, in another case, a man told me I would never know a certain framework because it’s too ‘hard’ and I cried all the way home from the interview!

Not to make this a ‘victim’ story - I would never think a woman is ‘lesser’ than men, never! I know a lot of women doing amazing in their respective fields! I should have probably worded that better but to answer you, yes - there are men like that!

Ps: I mean, one will still provide help to people regardless of gender, it still doesn’t take away my top priority - helping women getting into tech. Oh and Tech isn’t only about making websites. Thank you 😊