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I’m not his plus one, I’m his co-founder

Picture this: You arrive at an event as a speaker, but the person handing out the passes looks straight past you and gives preferential treatment to the man next in line. As a female founder, I never expected to hit so much unconscious bias and ingrained sexism. But when I attended one of Australia’s largest tech conferences recently, that’s what happened.

Unconscious bias and sexism are more apparent to me than ever before in my career. Is it because I work in tech PR? Or is it just the way our culture is, despite all the progress we’ve made as working women?

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