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The Secret Shame of an Unacquired Tech Worker

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An interview with Amy, a female employee who was left out of her start-up’s acquisition by Google.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is a really interesting article that I found by way of my fellow Stuart alumna, Caroline McCarthy (@caro) on Twitter.


Caroline and I, while we are about a generation apart, grew up with the same principles that our all-girl school provided, which was that as far as the workplace was concerned, females could do anything males could do–and sometimes better.


Considering that the issue of equal pay for equal work is still an issue in this day and age, and recently has been back in the news that this is still an ongoing issue, this article brings to light that this is a big problem in IT/tech. I’ve been told by some that this is less of an issue in tech comm, but those were usually men who told me that, so I’m not so sure.


Even so, this article brings up an important point, that gender discrimination is still prevalent in the tech world, and it needs to be strongly addressed, whether it be related to pay or opportunity.


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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