Saturday 12th March, 2011
3:30pm to 4:30pm
In the past several years, more organizations supporting women in technology have popped up than we can count and keep track of, each addressing the under-representation of women in the fields of science and technology in their own way, and working to improve that situation.
If you’re a woman in a developed country, groups and organizations for women in tech are everywhere. We’ve highlighted them at SXSW for years. We’ve experienced the improvements, and we see progress towards more.
However, in many parts of the world, these types of initiatives are either just starting – with varying levels of organization and support - or they’re non-existent…but they’re just as important as they are here.
Luckily, another increase that’s occurred in the past several years is the number of global connections around the world. Duh, so what?
It means the influence of these types of organizations can have global involvement, global support and thus global effects.
By connecting women in tech at a global level, the same progress we’re seeing in the US can be leveraged for the purpose of empowerment, building relationships, shared resources and crowdsourcing, and ultimately the elevation of all women in science and technology.
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