“Listening to the stories that women shared with me inspired me to write my book, “Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley”. If I weren’t a woman I wouldn’t have had the understanding about their experience in Silicon Valley. I hope my contribution starts a conversation that makes the world a better place for all of us.” – Emily Chang is a journalist/author and the host of Bloomberg Technology.
“The customers like coming to the women artists. They think we have more patience listening to them and with the design process. I don’t really think we are more patient. I’m not more patient, but people perceive us to be.” – Sonya Zhang is a tattoo artist in the East Village and she is originally from China.
“In 1974 I wasn’t allowed to be in or even try out for Little League. There were four of us girls who fought to change the rule and we won. It became a big deal. The headline in the newspaper read, “Girls make History/Herstory”. All four us tried out and made the league. They put each of us on different teams though. Our teammates were very respectful, they knew we were good players. The boys from the other teams who didn’t have girls on their team made fun of us.” – Margie Alley