Is there a pipeline problem? This is a hot topic in the technology industry, since it continues to be dominated by white men, while women and minorities remain underrepresented.
So, is there a pipeline problem? I won’t try to answer that question in this talk. Instead, I want to shed light on what it’s like to be part of the minority in tech - and in society. I’ll offer you a seemingly rare but important glimpse into what it’s like to journey through life as a Chinese woman, using a series of short stories from my work and personal life. From having gender and racial stereotypes thrust upon me from a young age, to being objectified at work, to uninvited questions about my race and living in the “other” box, these experiences have influenced my personal “pipeline” and shaped my experience of the technology industry and the world around me.