It’s quite obvious that a gender gap exists between women and men in the tech startup world. An article featured on TechCrunch noted that, “Of the 1090 startups that raised Series A rounds in 2014, approximately 10 percent were founded by women. By state, California and New York stood on equal footing just slightly above the national average, where 12 percent of companies had at least one female founder.”
Yes, the great gender divide in the world of tech still exists even today in 2015, an unavoidable fact that simply won’t disappear overnight – or in this case, over the years. Yet, while the majority of tech startups consist of male CEO’s and Co-founders, it should be noted that more women are now becoming involved in the tech startup scene.
I recently returned from The Conference to Advance Women in Tech, a daylong event that took place at UCLA on April 30, 2015. As a young woman who has been involved in the tech startup scene for the past 2 years, I was invited to head a round table conversation and serve as a discussion leader to help foster ideas aimed at getting more women involved in the tech startup field.
After listening to a number of influential women speak during the conferences’ keynote sessions, I complied a list of three key takeaways that will help encourage more women to start a career in technology: Read them here.