I owe my love of things technical to three major influences:
+My mother, an electrical engineer at Bell Labs -
the only woman in her graduating class, and professional department in the 1950s.
+My best friend and studio partner, currently an engineer at Google
...who also happens to be married to a brilliant (female) computer scientist
+My dad, a scientist of sorts, and passionate tinkerer
One of my good friends also happens to be partners with Emily Lazar at the Lodge -
I assume most of you know who she is (!)
If not - The Lodge : : Audio Mastering For Stereo & Surround Emily Lazar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Emily Lazar has worked on over 2,000 albums with such artists as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Tiesto, The Subways, The Shins, Shiny Toy Guns, Lou Reed, Barbra Streisand, The Raveonettes Björk, Cults, Boy & Bear, Goldfrapp, Moby, Paul McCartney, The Naked and Famous, Garbage, Sonic Youth, Nada Surf, Sinéad O'Connor, Rza, Wu-Tang Clan, Sleigh Bells, Tiesto, ****ed Up, Chromeo, The Raveonettes, Thievery Corporation, Death Cab for Cutie, Depeche Mode, BT, The Velvet Underground, Morgan Page, Madonna (entertainer), Jedi Mind Tricks, John Mayer, Anti-Flag, Third Eye Blind, The Donnas, The All American Rejects, The Prodigy, Morrissey, Vampire Weekend, Destiny's Child, and Vanessa Carlton.
My mom built our first stereo.
She also kept prototypes of the first microchips she helped design and build at Bell Labs.
She was as gearslutty as they come.
As Psycho Monkey says, there are some great female engineers - they're simply in the minority.
In general, I think stereotyping is a bad practice - but stereotypes do exist for a reason.
Anyway, here's to all the amazing women in engineering! Y'all rock our worlds!
JOOC, how many of you (male) engineers have worked on over 2,000 mostly major label