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Bridging the gap – SheStarts 2016

Published on October 5, 2016

Transitioning to a role that oversees technology activities at Sunsuper, I’ve been able to look at the current state of the Tech industry from a different angle. While I am incredibly excited to be a part of this rapidly growing and evolving industry, it’s disheartening to see the deficiency of female figures in similar roles.

The gap between men and women in the tech industry not only impacts the lens through which our future generations view the workspace, but it also has much bigger social and economic implications. This is no longer a debate of Men vs. Women; it’s a serious social issue which has resulted in huge economic opportunity loss.

Bridging the gap requires dedicated programs to encourage women to participate in the startup economy. SheStarts is an initiative committed to doing just this.

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