volume 31, issue 1, P28-50 2016
DOI: 10.1177/0891243216680590
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Abstract: How do technically-skilled women negotiate the male-dominated environments of technology firms? This article draws upon interviews with female programmers, technical writers, and engineers of diverse racial backgrounds and sexual orientations employed in the San Francisco tech industry. Using intersectional analysis, this study finds that racially dominant (white and Asian) women, who identified as LGBTQ and presented as genderfluid, reported a greater sense of belonging in their workplace. They are perceived …

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