Leveling the playing field: How to build a home for women in tech
Technology has long been touted as the great equalizer that is helping solve the world’s complex problems, bringing benefits to societies and communities, as well as helping businesses keep pace with the dizzying pace of change. Yet, much has also been said about technology being an exclusive playing field for men, often leaving out women from a seat at the table.
While I have faced my fair share of challenges as a woman working in tech for two decades, it has been encouraging to see the rise of diversity and inclusion as boardroom priorities for many organizations, not just in technology, but also across various sectors in Southeast Asia.
This is indicative of real, positive change being driven by generations of female tech trailblazers who have ignited conversations and lobbied for equality. It is now up to us, the contemporaries in technology, to honor and build upon these efforts in creating an even more equitable and inclusive future for the sector.