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The Experience Tax

The extra toll Black women in tech pay in “years of experience”

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About 6 months into a job, a (cishet, White, male) teammate asked whether my current role was my first as a Software Developer. I calmly explained that, no, I had been a Software Developer for more than five years, and that this was my fourth role in the field. After the conversation ended, I proceeded to have a brand new…




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‘Tine Zekis

‘Tine Zekis

Christine (‘Tine) Zekis is a keynote speaker, software engineer, and Imposter Syndrome coach. She champions diversity, equity, and belonging in tech.

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