Paid PostPosted on Sep 24, 201411 Things Women In Tech Are Tired Of HearingMaybe it's time to make a change. Be bold, reinvent yourself, and explore a career in tech with IBM today.by IBMBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. "Technology is diverse enough as it is." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Andrea Hickey / BuzzFeed As of 2013, only 6% of chief executives at leading tech companies were women, and a staggering number of young women aren't even aware that a career in technology is an option. 2. "You know, it's pretty much the same for men." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Women tend to be treated differently than their male counterparts in professional environments, especially when those environments are technical. That's why it's essential for females in tech jobs to have access to helpful mentors to help them understand and innovate within their fields. 3. "You code really well for a woman." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Discrimination by gender still exists in some circles, which is why it's not surprising -- but still upsetting -- that a reported 18.2 percent of computer science degree holders are women, but a substantially smaller percentage work in roles at Silicon Valley's top companies. 4. "But women can't be geeks!" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Then maybe you should spend some time with Anita Borg, the founder of the Institute of Women in Technology; Grace Hopper, the inventor of the world's very first compiler; or Radia Perlman, also known as the "Mother of the Internet." 5. "Wow, I've never met a female coder." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Then you might not be looking hard enough! With awesome programs like Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code making waves and inspiring young women of all backgrounds, the future is looking undeniably bright for a more diverse tech workforce. 6. "You don't see a lot of cute engineers." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Pro tip: Cuteness shouldn't be a consideration when C++ is your second language. 7. "You should try being less bossy" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Too many managers confuse aspiration and confidence for abrasiveness and bossiness. Remember: an all-female engineering team didn't create one of the world's first military computers with blushes and false modesty. 8. "But what about your family?" Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF It's a far too common misconception that a woman must choose between her career and her family, and it's a misconception created entirely by, well, people who aren't aware that a woman can absolutely have both. 9. "I've never met a female inventor before." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Oh, really? 10. "It's surprising that there aren't more of you." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF The lack of women in tech has been a big problem for a long time, but what's surprising is that many young women simply aren't aware that a career in tech is a realistic goal. 11. "It's probably just because you're a girl." Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fun fact: The tech industry is full of female entrepreneurs who are actively redefining what it means to create, engineer, and innovate, and that number's only set to grow. Meet the influential women working at IBM today. View this video on YouTube Find out what's waiting for you at IBM, and embark on the next chapter of your career.