This was one of the paragraphs from the Ada Initiative's site that bothered me:
AdaCamp awakened their feminist identity, helped them improve their careers, and connected them with a community of support. Many women realized for the first time that what they were going through was not unique to themselves, that their negative experiences were the result of systemic sexism, ...
Because this reads as having nothing whatsoever to do with IT, and nothing to do with helping women finding jobs in IT, and everything to do with blaming others for your own lack of success - a sorry trait in anyone. It's always easy to be a victim.
Why does a lack of women in IT have to be only caused by 'systematic' sexism (whatever that actually means), presumably from men? What is a 'feminist identity' and why is this helpful to getting a job? Is there some sort of 'masculinist identity' I should be awakening in myself, in return, or is that just not fair?
People that push the whole 'if you don't win you've been discriminated against' ethos don't help themselves, and don't help others.
Finally, CVs I receive from women are of the same standards as those I receive from men: some very good, some not so good. I hire accordingly.