Technically Pretty

Short Form


Presenting as both technical and professionally-female is a difficult tightrope to walk. Join us for this talk on how to work your own style into something the suits will respect.


We are technical women, and we want to be taken seriously at all levels for our expertise. However, sometimes it seems like we are playing with a different set of rules for what constitutes “looking professional” and “looking technical”. It may not be fair, but it’s the game we have right now.

Let’s take some real-life examples of ways that you can express your own style while still getting respect from both the suits and the geeks.


dressing, clothes, Persona, female, women, technical

Speaking experience

Previously presented at OSBridge and Write the Docs