Dear Media, There Were Women on Obama's Tech Team

Dear Media, There Were Women on Obama's Tech Team

We all know how important President Obama's team of tech and social media experts were in winning the election, but how many of us know about the women on that tech team? Not many, because big media sources often treated the women on the team as invisible. Mari Huertas was one of those women. She talks about the press's bad case of blindness.

It was a tongue-in-cheek joke on the campaign trail, and I smiled about it for a while – the recurring meme about the “bearded” Obama Technology team, a group of dudes who wore flannels and didn’t shave and didn’t care at all about either, thankyouverymuch. I smiled about it because it was true, to a point, and I felt we were a family, and family made jokes like that, even if not everyone was into it.

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Image courtesy Mari Huertas

Read the full story in not a beard at Mari Huertas.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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