Like when Gavin Belson enters the boardroom, he says, “Good afternoon, gentleman and lady.” That is the show doing its job of pointing out that, yes, it is very imbalanced.It’s a comedy, not a show that’s trying to change the industry; it’s not a PSA for getting more women in tech.

Their writing is incredible, and their tone is so specific; so unique.

I’m always watching the guys trying different things, and being inspired by that. Working on the show, I feel like I’ve grown a lot, as far as my comedy chops go.

And these girls are getting campaign deals, and if they’re really into makeup, they’re creating a makeup line. We brought in both of our own furniture and it’s such a mixture of bachelor and shabby chic—which does not go together at all.

So, it’s time to redecorate, but we realized we have very different tastes and strong opinions. It basically sets you up with an interior designer, and if you live in the same city they come to your house; or you can do it online, and [send] pictures of your place and what you’re looking for.

I never felt any challenges of being on set and it being male dominant.

I never felt like I was being shoved to the side or anything like that.

But sometimes what they need to do to succeed is not in her best interest, and it leaves her kind of conflicted and makes her an even better businesswoman. I hope that’s what people take from watching her, especially young girls who are thinking about getting into any form of business, seeing this powerful businesswoman.

And the other thing I really have to credit Mike and Al with, too, is the way they’ve written Monica.

Basically, I got hooked up with a designer who came over.

She made moodboards for us, which was helpful, because my boyfriend was so against getting a rug.

One minute you’re hot, and the next minute you’re not. She is always with that battle of believing in these guys and wanting to get them to success, but then also trying to please her boss and do what’s best for her company, which don’t always go hand-in-hand.