Wojcicki went on to explain that arguments about whether women are suited for leadership or tech roles were loaded attempts at justifying the way women in tech are treated. On numerous occasions, she recalled, she was left out of “key industry events and social gatherings,” had external leaders disregard her in favor of more junior male colleagues, and even heard her own ideas “ignored until they were rephrased by men.” The memo author, she further noted, attempted to justify his views through science — but she argued, citing a LinkedIn post by psychologist and author Adam Grant , that science has shown his claims say more about stereotypes in culture than they do about biology.
Not just humor, but the overall tone of your application essay is remarkably important. It's also difficult to get right. When you are asked to write about your accomplishments, those 750 words on how great you are can make you sound like a braggart. Be careful to balance your pride in your achievements with humility and generosity towards others. You also want to avoid sounding like a whiner -- use your essay to show off your skills, not to explain the injustices that lead to your low math score or failure to graduate #1 in your class.