If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times: There is a serious gender imbalance in tech.
But don’t worry… that’s not what we’re here to talk about.
While the tech gender imbalance is a definite reality and something we need to rectify, the fact remains that there are women working in tech. And they’re doing incredible things. So why not focus more on them?
We are focusing this post on the amazing women who are doing amazing things--both to champion their success, and to encourage women still on the outside to dive right in.
Allyson Kapin, Founder, Women Who Tech: The Webby Awards is proud to have Allyson as a new member of IADAS. Allyson co-founded Women Who Tech with the mission of breaking down barriers and getting more women startups funded, mobilizing a network of women startups and to bring together talented and renowned women breaking new ground in technology who use their tech savvy skills to transform the world and inspire change.
Girls who Code: Last year, we connected with the amazing Emily Reid, Curriculum Director at Girls Who Code on how she inspires and equips young women with skills to pursue opportunities in the computing fields. The groundbreaking nonprofit organization works to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in computing fields.
Sophie Houser and Andrea Gonzales, Co-Founders of Tampon Run: These awesome ladies are both Girls Who Code alums who wanted to create a video game with a social message that would take the taboos out of menstruation. Their final Girls Who Code project was an 8-bit creation that has taken over the Internet and won a Webby Award for Games in Websites at this year’s Webbys. Check out their TedX talk that asks the important question, "What if there were more women in technology?".