The technology sector continues to grow, generating billions of dollars in revenues worldwide. Yet women in tech are still being left behind. The number of women in the technology industry has declined since its peak in the 1990s due to “hostile work environments,” the gender wage gap and lack of opportunity. But authors Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens chart a sea change. They profile women leaders, mentors and investors who are forming networks, holding hackathons and raising funds for a rising generation of “geek girls.” The authors’ information will be valuable to women who envision building a future in tech industries. Their optimistic, thorough report will lend a welcome hand to any woman contemplating a future in the tech industry or trying to figure out how and where to pitch her start-up ideas.
About the Authors
Former ABC News anchor Heather Cabot is an investor and Columbia University graduate journalism professor. Journalist Samantha Walravens edited TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career and the Conflict of Modern Motherhood, and speaks about women and work.