Abbey Schlageter visits the Tech City International Women’s Day event for 2015, a collection of women-led ventures both in the creative and tech industries, based out of east London.
Technology is a power source, and any power source should have equality. In the general startup environment, women’s voices are often lost in a male-dominated sector. This event was about connecting with other women and others in the sector, but also to highlight to younger people and those coming into the sector that gender equality is possible and that the startup space is open to women as well.
What draws this group to technology? What is exciting about the people working in a fast moving and changing environment? How are women collaborating and working together to create a better future for us all? How does Tech help us understand ourselves and the world around ourselves?
The event featured a mix interesting and inspiring, great women. We spoke to the likes of Katy Beale from Articulate, Megan Lucero, data editor at The Times, Gilen Bodington from Body Data Space, and many more.