WOMEN EXECS IN TECH

While much has been written about the need for creating a pipeline of women into the field of technology, many stories focus on hiring practices and statistics.  I want to broaden this conversation by giving context to these numbers.  By featuring stories of women who are actively forging new paths in the field, my goal in writing the “Women Execs in Tech” Series on FORBES.COM is to help organizations gain insight into the unique challenges of women in the tech industry and to empower other women to take on leadership roles in the field.

Three Inspiring Role Models Embrace Modern Media To Close The STEM Gender Gap

FORBES: Three Inspiring Role Models Embrace Modern Media To Close The STEM Gender Gap This article is written in honor of Ada Lovelace Day (October 9), a day founded to remember the first female computer programmer in history and to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).  Like many…

FORBES: A New Report Uses Data To Drive Diversity In STEM Fields

FORBES: A New Report Uses Data To Drive Diversity In STEM Fields Corporate boardrooms in the worlds of finance and law have made strides in recent years in terms of opening their doors to women and people of color. Yet, as we have seen recently in the news, Silicon Valley and other STEM-related fields like…

FORBES: The Secret Reason Why Venture Capital Investments Often Fail

FORBES: The Secret Reason Why Venture Capital Investments Often Fail Shutterstock Failure is not an option. This is the mantra that many entrepreneurs cling to as they fight their way through the bowels of startup hell. And yet, 90% of entrepreneurs wind up doing just that: failing. Sobering statistics like this one cause have given…

FORBES: Harnessing The Power Of Technology For Learning And Motherhood

  FORBES: Harnessing The Power Of Technology For Learning And Motherhood This profile is the twelfth article in the “Women Execs in Tech Series,” an ongoing conversation about current challenges in the industry and best practices for increasing gender parity in the workplace. Courtesy Emily Foote Balancing work and family can be an adventure. Tech…

FORBES: Gold Medal Gymnast Takes On Gender Equality In Silicon Valley: Fighting Bias Through Investment

FORBES: Gold Medal Gymnast Takes On Gender Equality In Silicon Valley: Fighting Bias Through Investment Elite athletes are known for their work ethic, their endurance, their passion, and their unparalleled drive to achieve. So, it’s not that surprising that an All-Star gymnast would be drawn to the cut-throat, sink-or-swim world of tech entrepreneurship.  But what…

FORBES: Why Turning Tech Pink is Not the Answer

FORBES: Why Turning Tech Pink is Not the Answer Jayne Groll is co-founder and CEO of the DevOps Institute and has accumulated a wealth of IT credentials throughout her career. Her 25 years in senior IT management have positioned her as a sounding board for individuals hoping to delve deeper into the many issues in…

FORBES: Moving Beyond the Girl Who Gets Stuff Done: A Paradigm Shift for Career Advancement for Women

FORBES: Moving Beyond the Girl Who Gets Stuff Done: A Paradigm Shift for Career Advancement for Women This is the fifth article in a series of posts that aims to expand the conversation on women’s leadership in technology to explore current challenges in the field and to highlight best practices for employers and emerging leaders. Shutterstock.com/MilaSupinskayaGlashchenko Check off career…

FORBES: Using Intention to Overcome Intimidation in the Board Room

Using Intention to Overcome Intimidation in the Board Room Forbes, Amy Blankson December 6, 2017 Robin Chase is a self-proclaimed transportation entrepreneur and activist. She co-founded both Zipcar, which became the largest car-sharing company in the world, and Veniam, a network company that mobilizes vehicle data. Although Robin’s experience in tech is vast, admittedly, her transition…

FORBES: Why Women Shouldn’t Have to Justify a Seat at the Table

FORBES: Why Women Shouldn’t Have to Justify a Seat at the Table Having grown up in Ghana, Abena had always envisioned the ways that African countries could leverage the digital revolution to solve key challenges such as poverty and access to education and healthcare. She saw technology as a key in propelling Africa towards becoming…

FORBES: What We Can Learn From Dubai About Overcoming Gender Discrimination In The Field Of Technology

FORBES: What We Can Learn From Dubai About Overcoming Gender Discrimination In The Field Of Technology Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr grew up curious. She couldn’t help but wonder what went on behind the closed doors of the men’s majlis, where women were not permitted. Her father, a prominent figure in Sharjah, worked with others to…

FORBES: Understanding the Deeper Stories of Women Execs in Tech

FORBES: Understanding the Deeper Stories of Women Execs in Tech Three months ago, ex-Google employee James Damore published his highly criticized manifesto about why women are not biologically fit for tech roles.  In doing so, he unintentionally did women a favor.  He created a lightning rod that has brought unprecedented attention to the struggles of women…

FORBES: What Will It Take To Bring Gender Balance To Silicon Valley?

FORBES: What Will It Take To Bring Gender Balance To Silicon Valley? Picture this: You’re in the middle of watching a movie when it’s revealed that the fate of the entire world rests in the hands of a computer scientist who must deactivate a nuclear bomb by manically entering a series of complicated code. All eyes…