As I sit in many technical meetings, workshops, conferences and events as one of the very few women throughout my career, I can't help but feel that I need to do more in representing, supporting and empowering women in technology. Sometimes, this feeling is triggered by my male counterparts' lack of understanding of what it is like to be a minority, sometimes it’s triggered by having to prove myself harder, sometimes it’s triggered by nobody but myself aka imposter syndrome.
Finally, I decided to do something about it, and thus, this initiative was born. Women In Technology shop is a place where you can find chic, bold, fun and inspirational digital prints, phone cases, bags, T-shirts, mugs and other accessories that aim to empower and support women in technology. These products help you tell the world how proud you are about being a woman in technology. Even if you’re not a woman in technology yourself, it is also a great way to show your support for women in technology.
Don’t forget to spread the words about this initiative with anyone; especially those that come to your mind when you think about women in technology - the role models, the supporters, the male allies, the mentors, the mentees, and any women you work with in the industry. It’s my hope that the more we come together as a community and supporters of women in technology, the more we can contribute to making a positive difference in gender equity and inclusion in the technology industry.
Thank you all so much for your support. You’re the reason why I do what I do every day.