Behind some of the most well-known brands in the world, today are a bunch of CEOs you may not have heard of. The obvious fact is that they are all women, but more than that, they have proven to the business industry that they have what they need to win as a driving force in their respective fields.
Leaders, innovators, tech-moms, catalysts, game-changers, capable, pioneers, and powerful women who have worked – and still work – to make the tech world a possibility today. The tech industry has always been dominated by men, as women occupy only 25% of the positions in the industry. This is due to several factors, such as the delayed ability of women to pursue their education without discrimination and access to the STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) – which became a legal right only in the 1970s.
Other reasons include the large gender-based pay gap because women receive significantly lower wages than their male counterparts (by 28%) and receive lower promotions in their work despite having the same qualifications, leading to women dropping out. The chances are doubled. Technical sector (56%).
Even though women are still prosperous, still pushing, and still changing the landscape of the tech world. The battle of the ascent is not new, and despite all the obstacles, women have always overcome the challenges and changed the world.
Women in the tech sector who revolutionized the industry as a whole:
- Whitney’s Wolf Herd
Whitney’s Wolf Herdis the founder of Bumble. She started the dating app in 2014. Bumble has now expanded to a larger social app in addition to dating. As described on the site, Bumble was created to connect the playing field from the usual male-centric dating app to be safe and attractive to women.
Bumble allows users to connect with confidence whether it’s networking, dating, or meeting friends online. They have made it not only necessary but also acceptable for women to take the first step.
- Kate Crawford
Kate Crawford is an Australian author and thought leader on the social effects of AI and machine learning. Her argument for banning the use of facial recognition technology is, at least for now, very compelling.
Crawford pioneered a research institute at the AI Now Institute, NYU, and serves as a senior researcher at Microsoft. Interesting fact: She co-founded the record label and was part of an electronic music duo that previously released three albums.
- Kathy Heckle
Kathy Heckle is known as the host of LinkedIn’s Top Tech Voice and Future Insiders podcasts, where she keeps listeners informed of emerging technologies that could change the world as we know them, such as 6G and smart contact lenses.
Heckler is also a world-renowned speaker and influencer who frequently tweets about all aspects of technology, focusing on augmented and virtual reality. As if she couldn’t get any cooler, she has the brains behind the world’s first holographic press release and has worked with brands like UPS and HTC.
- Reshma Soujani:
Reshma Soujani is a New York Times bestselling author and a famous TED talk. The refugee’s daughter graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School. She is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code. Which aimed at increasing the number of women in computer science. Follow the courtesy for inspiring and informative tweets aimed at women in tech.
- Susan Wojciech
Susan Wojciech has been the CEO of YouTube since February 2014. Susan was the 16th Google employee to start as a search firm’s first marketing manager and later to lead all marketing and commerce. Wojciech has proven that anyone who thinks you can’t balance parenthood and being a top executive is wrong: she’s a mother of five. Although many peers assumed she would give up her career when she had another child, she continued to push for her career. YouTube also working with an expert NGO to develop new video content designed to counter violent extremist messages in different parts of the radical funnel.
Women in many areas of technology have a history, despite being strong, mostly ignorant. As the boundaries between the tech world and the larger world continue to blur and merge, where high-tech products and services touch every aspect of our lives, there is hope that opportunities will grow for women and people who are now under-represented.
The women on this list and those who work in the industry without achieving the same level of fame are building the foundation to make it more welcoming to new people, ideas, and standards of inclusion.
– Amrin Ahmed