Microsoft’s recently held its first annual 'Hack For Her' summit, which addresses the lack of gender diversity in the tech field. Despite the fact that more women are working than ever before, there is a still a gender imbalance in many STEM fields. This summit draws attention to those issues by looking at ways to encourage women in the tech industry.
The Hack For Her summit took place on January 12th and it included panels from academics and top industry leaders. Over the course of the summit, women shared their thoughts about how to address the gender imbalance in the tech industry. One of the most important conclusions reached by the summit was a recognition that men and women experience technology differently. As a result, industry leaders need to understand women in order to make better design choices.
With more women entering the tech field each day, this summit represents a step towards closing the gender gap.