What is this about? In short, it’s about the question “where are the women?” This blog is about the search for significant representation of women in key roles in technology companies, and in educational technology in particular.
When did it start? Do you mean the problem or the blog? Oh, ok, you mean the blog. Got it. The idea of creating a blog about this is recent, but my idea of looking for women who are playing key tech roles started about 15 years ago. When I worked at the NH Department of Education, I used to receive lots of calls and emails from educational technology companies about their products and services. When a company came to my attention, I would want to know more about them and what they offered. When looking at an “about” page, I would very often notice that there were few, if any, women in key positions of the company.
Why? At some point, I recall being quite annoyed and disappointed that the women were missing. Fifteen years later, I am equally disappointed to see that women are still under represented in key positions. I started this blog to explore why this is still the case and what might have an impact to change this situation.