I was able to sit down with Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, and talk about her career, and the question how tech can be more inclusive for minorities.
I was able to sit down with Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO at Nutanix, to talk about life in tech in the 80s and early 90s, her career path, and how being a woman has influenced her career.
I was able to sit down with Meagen Eisenberg, CMO at MongoDB to talk about new ideas in SaaS Marketing, her career path, and how being a mom has made her better at her job as a CMO.
I was able to sit down with Diana Knodel, CEO at App Camps to talk about education and coding, online learning and her experience as an entrepreneur.
Gretchen DeKnikker, ex-COO at SaaStr and Co-Founder of Social Pandas, who now is the COO of Girl Geek X, kindly took time to share with us her thoughts on the SaaS universe, challenges startups are facing today, and her own path and experience in enterprise SaaS.
It’s a sad fact that the tech industry is still vastly dominated by men. Currently, women hold only around 25% of all tech jobs. The number is even smaller for management roles. Only 14% of all CTO positions in tech companies belong to women. You’d think with all the innovative products, ideas and technologies launched every day, the tech industry would have figured out gender equality. Well, it hasn’t. As technology keeps advancing into every aspect of our lives, this is something that has to change. It is more important than ever to make women seen and female voices heard.
Today, we want to present you 7 outstanding female CTOs. These women are leading the way for women in tech in 2017 and beyond.
Last Saturday the Viennese chapter of the international movement Pyladies kicked off what will become a series of meetups, with a beginners workshop to Python. PyLadies aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Why? Well, because we’d like to see more diversity in the tech world, and with only 17% (and declining!) of the industries jobs filled by women, we have a long way to go! That’s why anyone with an interest in Python was encouraged to participate (and yes, that means guys too). The attendees (both students and coaches) dragged friends, boyfriends, husbands and family members along for a day of coding bliss at Sektor5.
Both because part of the Usersnap team holds office at Sektor5, and because we’re proud Pythonista’s ourselves, we were happy to (co)sponsor this event. Being one of the organizers this post might turn out a bit biased, but we really had a lot of fun. And I think we learned heaps about where to improve for a next edition!
We started at half past ten, going through the Python track on Codecademy (who happily supported the event). With so many people interested in coaching (the Python community in Vienna rocks!), more advanced attendees could ask very specific questions and we saw a lot of one-on-one coaching sessions.