Working in Tech, I often witness the disparity in confidence between men and women. When I first started mentoring recent graduates, women of color primarily, I quickly realized that role models are needed long before entering the workforce.
During 2020 I, like many people, had time to reflect on myself once I started working from home due to the pandemic. The reflection process felt very overwhelming so I used every support network I had access to, from counselling and colleagues to community groups, my partner, friends and family. Each network provided something specific that I needed and, while there was some overlap, there were some specific conversations that I had that made me face a lot of things I hadn’t faced before.