[Global Fest] "Women In Tech" gives me the ick

[Global Fest] "Women In Tech" gives me the ick | Miami

About this event

"Women in Tech" - It’s used as an accomplishment, a way forward and as a game changer in a 'male dominated' industry. But is using this term really helpful??

The computer generation is a level playing field, women were coding myspace profiles, building online communities, and sending astronauts into space long before the Valley became what it is today. So why is it that men have automatically been given this space and women are still being treated like newcomers? As long as we keep referring to ‘women in tech’ as an outstanding factor, the farther we are from normalising women in what should be a genderless industry.

Though many of us mean well when using the term “women in tech” - Let's learn how can we (of all genders, specifically in tech) support and encourage technology ventures from women without patronising them in the process.

This is a talk for anyone to attend. We encourage leaders and those who are building teams to come along, pay close attention, and continue a chain of positive and genuine change in our industry. We are the industry of innovation, it's time to show that in our people as well as our technologies.

Takeaways

  • Why "women in tech" can be a roadblock term
  • How to support women as a minority in tech without treating them like a novelty
  • Why as an industry of innovation, it is our responsibility to be ahead of the game in more than just technology

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