Women in Technology

Women in Tech: Climbing the Ladder

Guest Contributed by Evan Fraser Working in the tech industry can be incredibly exciting. It is a fast-paced industry with seemingly unlimited potential. Technology also has one of the smallest income gender gaps, high work schedule flexibility and generous pay in many positions. While that draws many women down this... Read More

Op-Ed: What I’ve Learned as a Woman in Technology

By Avis Yates Rivers As a woman and leader in technology over the past 30+ years, I have seen a lot. I have witnessed and experienced the tremendous progress we have made. Yet we still have a long way to go to reach an equitable playing field in attracting and... Read More

Voice of Experience: Miruna Stratan, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

By Cathie Ericson As a technologist, there is no better time to enter the financial services sector, asserts Miruna Stratan, Goldman Sachs Managing Director in the Technology Division. “Technology is no longer a cost center, but is at the core of digital transformations across the industry, providing the opportunity to... Read More

Women and STEM: Why We Need to Reclaim Our Belonging

By Aimee Hansen We are increasingly conveying a new message to our daughters and nieces when it comes to girls’ and women’s place in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics): You belong. “Ada Twist, Scientist” by Andrea Beaty held the top spot on the NYT best sellers among children’s picture books... Read More

4 Myths Debunked about Working in Technology

Popular perception has the tech world consisting primarily of male hoodie-wearing programmers who spend their days in brightly colored, open-plan offices in the top brand name firms. While there are certainly places where this is true, there are just as many opportunities that offer a more traditional work environment and... Read More

Voice of Experience: Daria Rippingale, CEO, BillPro

By Cathie Ericson “When you’re first starting out, knowing the people above you have much more knowledge and experience can feel intimidating,” acknowledges Daria Rippingale, CEO of Australia-based BillPro. “But I realized at a young age that one of the best ways to really learn is to dive in and... Read More

Beating Bias: How Technology Is Changing the Recruiting Game

By Aimee Hansen The hardest part of diversity can be the “how.” How do you stay awake to your own unconscious bias? Can you? With no evidence that it’s possible to eliminate unconscious bias, a rising trend on the crossroads of diversity and tech is to mitigate bias with the... Read More

Biotech: Where are the women on boards?

The biotech sector lies at the center of several different forces shaping the economic landscape: companies originate in the halls of academia, they maintain close relationships with the pharmaceutical industry, and because of the capital intensive funding model associated with the industry, they are subject to a number of influences... Read More

Changing Industry Stereotypes Can Increase Women in STEM

Do we really have to paint a picture to make the serious under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields any clearer? YES, decided the faculty at New Jersey Institute of Technology, who have released the infograph, “Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away from Science?” Paint a picture... Read More

Tech’s Gender Gap Should Surprise No One

Recently, tech-news website The Verge published a report on diversity at at the U.S.’s biggest technology companies. In data scraped from Equal Employment Opportunity reports filed with the government, the article revealed official stats on workforce diversity at Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Microsoft, and Twitter. The numbers weren’t assuring.... Read More