On March 8th we celebrated
As a hard working woman in the ever growing technology industry, it’s difficult to ignore the gender gap, but how do we work to change it? Science and
However, I was quickly jettisoned back to reality when I visited the webpage of a recently
And herein lies the inconsistency.
Our society wants young girls to grow up and enter the science and technology industries, but how are they supposed to succeed when technology giant Microsoft considers less than 20% of the current industry’s innovators and visionaries to be women? Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and other leaders in the science and technology industries need to start inspiring this generation—my generation. If women aren’t allowed the opportunity to obtain leadership positions in the tech world today, who will shatter the glass ceiling and illuminate the way for generations to follow?
I work for a software company that is proud to support women in this industry, with over half of our team consisting of talented, knowledgeable, and innovative females. And when I attended the Summit conference presented by Dynamic Communities this past fall, it was encouraging to see the number of successful women working in this field. I’m confident that women have established themselves in this industry and am optimistic for what the future holds.
Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” There is no doubt that the women in this field are prepared to be the change, we just need an equal opportunity to earn visibility among the business leaders and decision makers of tomorrow.
Written By Elise Rooney, Marketing Assistant at