I was confident in my role as a software developer and expressed my opinions freely and honestly, but my male manager saw my confidence as disrespect and difficult to deal with. After trying to resolve this conflict by talking to our Directory and HR, the only options I was given were to stay working for my manager or to leave the company. I left the company. I understand the importance of having my fellow females support in male dominated industries. We have much more power when we are united. How can we unite for a change in the male dominated industries where we are in minority?