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I recently attended a panel discussion about women in technology. The fun thing about this panel’s thought leaders was how they were all men. I assumed this controversial choice was a canny move on the organizer’s part: You wouldn’t just invite four men to sit on an elevated platform and talk down to an audience of women unless you knew the men had something meaningful to say. Right? No one would create such an event unless they were positive they could execute something with powerful value-add. Foolishly inoculated by this trust, a colleague and I spent the day of the panel writing questions we (wrongly / naively / tragically) hoped would be hilariously obsolete. I’m passing along some of those questions now, in the hopes of helping any other women in technology.
Annie Swank lives in Chicago where she designs websites / Leans In.