Picture the typical tech entrepreneur. Did you picture a woman? If not, it may be time to change your perception.
Women make up 30 percent of the tech industry workforce, based on diversity reports published by 11 of the world’s largest tech companies last year. A strong number, but when you take a look at the top females in leadership or technical roles, it’s significantly lower in positions of influence toward the company’s product development or strategic direction.
Without diversity on the leading edges of tech and innovation how can we expect to progress forward?
In Orlando, female tech entrepreneurs are leading the way. In fact Orlando’s emerging tech scene is now home to one of the largest tech meetup groups in the country, and for every tech company you’ll find a women either in a leadership position or as a founding member. Orlando’s tech scene encourages women in tech positions with resources like WeVenture and Women & Minorities in Tech.
Meet some of the women who are molding Orlando’s tech scene: