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Quotes from Women in Tech

Quotes from Women in Tech

“Life doesn’t always present you with the perfect opportunity at the perfect time. Opportunities come when you least expect them, or when you’re not ready for them… Opportunities, the good ones… are hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” - Susan Wojcicki

“If we do not share our stories and shine a light on inequities, things will not change.” - Ellen Pao

Love what you do and do what you love. Doing something new and different requires a level of drive and passion that is really hard to fake. When your heart is behind what you are doing, so much is possible.” - Tracy Sun

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“Recognize and embrace your uniqueness...Being a Black woman, being a woman in general, on a team of all men, means that you are going to have a unique voice. It’s important to embrace that.” - Erin Teague

“Life is a series of building, testing, changing and iterating.” - Lauren Mosenthal

“A creative block is nature’s way of calling in a moment of self-reflection. In order to improve, you need to stop between sessions and think about those steps.” - Susan Lin

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“Perfectionism prevents us from taking double steps in our career. We think we have to be perfect, but we don’t.” - Reshma Saujani

“Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. It is easy to allow insecurities about age/experience level to prevent you from making a big demand, or asking for a meeting with an influential person, or even admitting that you need help.” - Olivia Pavco-Giaccia

Trust in yourself, believe that your voice matters, and know that your words are good enough.” - Amber Gordon

"I think it's very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: Computing is too important to be left to men." - Karen Spärck Jones 

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“Women shouldn’t be afraid to put themselves forward.” - Sarah Wood

“People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it.” - Michelle Zatlyn 

“If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it...simply keep forging forward because success will come.” - Cassandra Sanford

“Surround yourself with a trusted and loyal team. It makes all the difference.” Alison Pincus


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