Female engineers need to fight their own battles

Female tech pros say mentorship and positive environments help, but the onus is on the individual to advance her career.
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Barbara Darrow a senior director at Oracle Corp.

She has covered business technology for more than two decades—a career spanning from Lotus 1-2-3 to Amazon Web Services. She has written for InfoWorld, CRN, eWeek, ComputerWorld, and GigaOM. Before joining Oracle, she was senior writer for Fortune Magazine covering enterprise technology.

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