Women Belong in Tech: NC Women in Tech Conference 

There is no doubt that technology has become an important part of our daily lives. In fact, if you ask anyone, I am sure that they will say technology has become more than essential in recent years. Yet, as we navigate through this dynamic digital era, one thing has remained static. The underrepresentation of women in the tech industry.

I had the opportunity of attending North Carolina’s Women in Tech conference a few months back. An event that promised not only insight into the tech industry but also a chance to connect with remarkable individuals shaping the same landscape. To say that I left the conference feeling inspired would be an understatement.

The first night kicked off with an executive dinner where I had the privilege to connect with a group of 10 “Women in Techies”. This initial event set the tone for what was to unfold over the course of the conference as we shared stories, provided insight and different perspectives. Together, we not only highlighted the challenges faced by us women in this industry, but we also exchanged ideas on how we can continue to close the gender gap in tech.

The second day featured speakers and panelists from some of the leading tech companies in North Carolina. These women provided insights on gender bias sharing personal experiences that resonated with the audience. Shifting the paradigm was a collective theme, and discussions revolved around advocating for change now and for the next generations.

These discussions led us to the undeniable truth: women’s unique perspectives, skills, and creativity essential components for fostering innovation and driving progress. It’s a reminder that each woman possesses strength, confidence, and the power to effect change. It’s affirmative that women belong in tech!

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