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'What I've Learned as a Woman in Tech With Gender Dysphoria' by Chloe Gilbert
Chloe Gilbert writes for Jisc that she “struggled initially to make progress working as a female in a technical role” after her transition from male to female. “Amongst all of this I came to appreciate the unique view that I had of the workplace, from both sides of the coin. I’ve been working in IT for over 27 years, but only in the last two [since my transition] have I been treated differently in the workplace in terms of my knowledge and skills.”
She noticed that she “was overlooked a lot more in meetings, something that genuinely surprised me. I’ve even noticed it happening to other women when they in fact, have not.” Additionally, “I’ve been really surprised how some people assumed that since transitioning, my technical knowledge has somehow been removed.”
Gilbert shares tips for working with transgender people who are transitioning and encouragement for those undergoing (or thinking about undergoing) the process.
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