For many ladies out there, the world of technology can be a very lonely planet. Would the female techies please stand up!
Men in technology: Quite a lot of fish in the sea, aren’t there?
For all of the blogs, comments, and podcasts on the Internet about technology, very few are operated by women or infused with a feminine edge. Why is that?
It’s not because women are not as intelligent, and it’s not because we don’t use the technology. My theory is that the majority of women in technology are isolated and lack the community that our male counterparts enjoy so freely. This is no longer a domain run exclusively by men, and the female tech enthusiasts are coming out of the woodwork at a rapid pace.
For example, let’s take Leesa Barnes, a digital girl living in a digital world. I first heard of Leesa through her blog when she mentioned Voices.com as a source for finding voice talents to record for podcasts. Shortly after, I was excited to see Leesa plug The Podcasting Ebook: Your Definitive Guide to Podcasting as one of the best books to learn how to podcast from. Leesa is based in Toronto, and is someone I would love to meet as a fellow female techie. Just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road!
Another fabulous example of a lady who I actually met briefly at the mesh conference (a panelist) in Toronto is Amber MacArthur, host of several podcasts and programs, including commandN and the ever popular, Inside the Net. If you’re dying to see what an iPod birthday cake looks like, you’ll love Amber’s blog.
Technology is not just about the Internet, but anything ‘technical’. That being said, there are hundreds of technologically minded women who read this blog everyday. You don’t need to be on TV, in trade magazines, or interviewed in a podcast to be officially tech savvy. Reading this post is proof enough. Are you one of us?
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