I am a woman working with other three male developers on a client project. All of them are nice and open minded and we get along well.
It's all good in informal conversations but when it gets to technical ones, one of my team mates (more senior and very smart and talented) always double checks with one or both other male colleagues from the team when asking me a question about something in the project.
It seems like he never trusts me in these situations and I feel like I need to prove myself each time. To be clear, my other colleague who he does trust (but never knows the answers anyway) is same level as me and I've proven time and time again my coding skills are superior (from code reviews, it's not just all in my head) but he is still the one preferred when it comes to advice or information.
I am sure he is not doing it on purpose but it still annoying as I have to try so much harder for basically the same results. I always try and learn new stuff, contribute with ideas in code reviews and help the team.
Is this a safe topic of conversation in a one-to-one meeting with my team lead?