When Lesley Carhart joined a start-up in the early 2000s, she was the first woman there to work in a technical role. That became obvious when she went to the marketing office to pick up her company shirts, required for anyone interacting with clients.  

The company didn’t have shirts for women. Instead, there were men’s shirts sizes large through extra, extra-large.   

But the marketing office did have tube tops that the company gave the “booth babes” who worked at conferences. 

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