Good Morning! I got to thinking about something last night and wondered what my tech women colleagues think! I came to my current position at a tech start up after a 20+ year career in nursing, mostly in critical care/neuro trauma. I was considered an expert. I considered myself an expert in my nursing role. When I started at my current company, I knew nothing. I used to walk around with handwritten notes on the palms of my hands to remind me what ATS stood for. In a way it was freeing because I could ask a lot of questions and never feel stupid. I wasn't expected to know much. But, fast forward almost four years, and I have spent days, nights and weekends learning everything I can about my industry. I have become really good at my job. My question now....will I always be considered a non-tech person? Because I didn't start in tech ? Because I haven't earned it? My sense is that there are people who will always consider me "less then"- My sense is that there are plenty of people who have a healthy and respectful working relationship with me, but that there are others that take great pleasure in pointing out to me that "you just don't get it" or worse, withold information from me because they feel keeping that understanding from me shifts the power position- Would love to hear ideas about how you've dealt with a similar situation! Thanks All.