Monday, May 10, 2010

What's in an acronym?

A number of my female friends attended a forum on Saturday afternoon to launch the China chapter of professional networking group, Girls in Tech.

I couldn't help but think that 'Women In Tech' might have been a rather less patronising or ageist name for the organization, and would certainly have yielded a more imposing acronym. GIT-China sounds like something I should join.

At least they didn't opt for something like 'Classy Ladies In Tech' - that could have been embarrassing.

1 comment:

Ruby said...

Women in Tech makes us sound like we're old and it's an achievement even to be able to turn on a computer!

We're definitely not Classy Ladies, although it would be fun to see that acronym as a trending topic on twitter.

Personally I like Chicks in Tech, but only if it's said in the same voice as Pigs in Space! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFvZtROeJrE