Some compliments just don’t work. Being a woman in tech highlights this phenomenon in sometimes cringe-worthy ways. And in some cases, certain “compliments” are just inappropriate. So how do we make friendships and set the right tone for compliments? I will talk about ways to do this in a professional setting, where both the person sending the compliment and the person receiving the compliment get the benefit of the spirit in which the compliment was intended. You’ll be able apply these ideas to anyone you work with, not just women.