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UW CSE Masters alum Kate Matsudaira in Business Week

kmUW CSE Masters alum Kate Matsudaira is one of several successful computer scientists from under-represented groups interviewed in the Business Week article “What It’s Like to be Black or Female in Silicon Valley.”

Of course, Kate has never actually worked in Silicon Valley – she’s been at Microsoft, Amazon, Delve Networks, Moz, UW CSE startup Decide, and her own startup popforms, all in Seattle. But the press thinks of “Silicon Valley” as a state of mind rather than a physical location …

“Kate Matsudaira understands …

“‘As soon as you put yourself in the camp of the people that talk about ‘the issues,’ you’re no longer the person that works hard,’ she says, ‘you’re the person that spoke out.'”

Read more here.