Good Read | Tech’s next frontier: giving women a stronger voice
Recent statistics hint that gender balance, in terms of sheer numbers, is progressing at a glacial pace. According to the US National Centre for Women & Information Technology, there’s been a 64pc decline in the number of undergraduate women interested in pursuing degrees in computer science in the US between 2000 and 2012.
To add to this, the media has become preoccupied with the ‘otherness’ of women in the tech industry. Despite their myriad achievements, leading lights like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer have occasionally been reduced to mouthpieces.