I am often told that being a woman in the tech industry is inspiring. In those moments, I feel taken aback because I never think about gender when discussing my achievements. While sexism in the industry has been verified through research, I often wonder if the prevalence of sexism is due to the higher presence of men rather than to some innate flaw of the industry. Indeed, I have experienced more sexism in other roles than I ever have as a programmer. However, I have not worked in Silicon Valley; I cannot attest to the experiences of all female developers; and I do not discredit the severity of a single sexist experience other women have faced.