A deep sense of intimidation and pervasive sexism: These are the primary obstacles for women interested in technology careers, reports the San Jose Mercury News. But at least some of the 70 or so high-school girls attending a one-day DigiGirlz tech /placetype>camp/placetype> placetype="">/> /placename>March/placename> placename="">/> 25 at Microsoft’s /place>/city>Mountain View/city> city="">/>, /state>Calif./state> state="">/>/place> place="">/>, campus came away instead with a huge dose of motivation. "I think that it’s a big challenge," said Amber Yarnell, 17, a junior at /city>Mountain View/city> city="">/>‘s /place>/placename>Alta/placename> placename="">/> /placename>Vista/placename> placename="">/> /placetype>High School/placetype> placetype="">/>/place> place="">/> who is curious about a variety of technology professions. "But it would also be more of an incentive to pursue something that you really want." Like a number of other students from area schools, Yarnell was particularly impressed with the vibrant attitudes of women who described their tech careers during a morning panel discussion. "A lot of them seemed like they were so happy," said Joanne Woodward, 18, a senior at Mountain View High. "It seems like they’re having fun, but it’s actually work at the same time."
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