What are your experiences like when working in a male dominated area (such as computing or engineering) like?

I’m currently studying Software Engineering at University and it’s the first time I’ve actually experienced sexism on this scale. My course says it’s 10% women but I haven’t actually met any other female.

Most of the time it’s not directly sexist, it’s just remarks and comments guys will make that make that make me feel inadequate and I think they’re doing it subconsciously. I’ve even had friends make remarks, which is very upsetting and I ended up drifting myself away from those people.
It also gives me a drive to prove to everyone that I am better than those people.

I was just wondering what experiences other women have had in such a male dominated area? And how did you overcome it?

What are your experiences like when working in a male dominated area (such as computing or engineering) like?