By Meredith Lepore (Contributor, The Grindstone)

“If you want to be respected in tech as a woman, don’t call yourself a girl. See if we start referring to all the women who work in tech as women, then we will have a lot more women when we get rid of the girls. And when I say women, I mean people who menstruate and pay taxes.” — Caroline Drucker in her amazing presentation on How To Get More Women in Tech in Under A Minute at Ignite NYC.

Though the video is humorous at times, Caroline makes a profound point about semantics.

“When people refer to someone who is an adult woman as a girl it implies authority on the part of the speaker. Girl is a diminutive,” she said.

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