Yesterday was International Women’s Day. The theme this year is “Pledge For Parity,” meaning pledging to take action toward achieving equality around pay and status. Here at 10x Management, we joined in with leaders and businesses across the world pledging to take action by making a #PledgeForParity.
In 2015 the World Economic Forum predicted that it would take until the year 2133 to achieve worldwide gender parity. The Global Gender Gap Index Report of 2015 ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. With a decade of data (first published in 2006 by the World Economic Forum), the report showed that while the world has made progress overall, stubborn inequalities still remain.
Meanwhile, in 2016 many tech companies are still dominated by men. However, there are many amazing women making a dent in the tech gender gap. Megan Rose Dickey, reporter for Tech Crunch highlights 21 women doing notable work in the tech industry, some well known and others not as well-known.
Just to mention a few of these inspiring women:
- Sarah Tavel, partner at Greylock
- Payal Kadakia, CEO of ClassPass
- Erica Baker, build and release engineer at Slack
- Angela Ahrendts, SVP of Retail and Online Stores at Apple
- Amber Lucas, Senior Technical Manager at Tesla Motors
- Joelle Emerson, CEO of Paradigm
- Kimberly Bryant, CEO at Black Girls Code
- Nicole Sanchez, VP of Social Impact at GitHub
To read more, check out Tech Crunch’s article, 21 Women Disrupting Tech.