Woman In Tech

I applied for a writing job. It was worth $500. In the final stage of the interview, I was required to write a short story of about 200-250 words on "a woman in tech". Unfortunately, I didn't get the job, so, I decided to share the story with whoever cared to read. Do enjoy!

The story: Jane was excited about her promotion to senior backend engineer at seven heights. Five years ago, she was only an intern. Before her admission to seven heights, Jane had been rejected by three top tech companies despite her degree in software engineering and knowledge in UI/UX design. There was a general prejudice that women would only thrive in the humanities or arts rather than in maths, science, and engineering. When she started her internship, she was the only female software developer, part of the software team at seven heights. 

Although her colleagues on the software team had been helpful, they were still times when they made passive sexist comments about her chubbiness, glasses, hairstyle, or lip gloss. However, Greg, the then senior backend engineer now C.O.O, was instrumental in her adaptation to the team. She developed an 

improved database for seven heights under his tutelage. A feat that led to her promotion. As she walked through the doors of the board room into cheers and applause from her colleagues and board directors, she imagined a time when the tech industry could move beyond biases against women and accord them the same opportunities as their male counterparts. She noticed Greg wink at her; she blushed and smiled back. 

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