Women in Technology

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

The’s 5th Annual Women in Technology Career Event

Nicki Gilmour, CEO of welcomed 250 women to ’s 5th Annual Women in Technology event last Thursday night at the auditorium at American Express. Guests enjoyed an amazing evening of shared experiences and good advice from the panelists who are all navigating their career paths as women in... Read More

STEM Companies Keep Driving Women MBAs Away

By Melissa Anderson A new Catalyst study shows that companies in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries are setting women MBAs up to fail from the start. “The STEM industry has a poor reputation and our research shows that reputation is deserved. There is a significant gender gap... Read More

When It Comes to Innovating in Tech, Age is Nothing But a Number

By Hadley Catalano Unencumbered by regulations and potential failure, 35 and under innovators, powered by the unlimited potential of technology, are greatly appealing, prompting investors to jump on the branding bandwagon – but they are not the only show in town. According to Women in Tech Network founder Marina Lee,... Read More