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Reese was the subject of a recent New York Times article that explored why some women in tech choose to focus on careers in tech and others pursue careers in other fields.
It also touched on the importance of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), as well as the way women in the STEM field tend to earn less.
Reese said the Times article gave her an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a woman in tech, which led to the cake.
“I realized that I was one of the only women at the table who was doing a bake in this field and it was a way for me to be more visible and not have to do this thing of just making it a cake,” Reese said.
Reaching out to Reese and other women in technology to help inspire other womenReese is encouraging other women to reach out to her and others in the tech field.
“It was an opportunity for me, and I’m so grateful for that, because I don’t have to, and so it’s really important that people hear my story and feel empowered to get in touch,” Reusasaid.
In the piece, New York Magazine writer Liz Beck asked Reese, “What are the things that inspire you?
How do you feel that you can make a difference?”
Reese replied: “I don’t know.
I guess it comes down to, ‘What can I do that makes a difference?'”
Reese and Beck shared that Reese spent time learning how to make cakes at a bakery called Cake Lab, which specializes in making delicious baked goods.
She said the bakery offers the opportunity to learn from other women working in the field.”[Bake Lab] is so inspiring for me because they have a great attitude, so if you are a woman and you want a career in tech that doesn’t have a female perspective, that’s awesome,” Reas said.
“If you’re not going to do it for yourself, at least you can give back to the field,” Reesaid.
“That’s really what the bakery does.
They are giving back to that field,” she added.
“It’s an amazing program, and it gives women an opportunity, and they get to do something that they can really do.”