Introducing: “Women in SaaS”
It’s an important time in history for women. And as technology continues to progress, the wave of support for women in STEM professions is continuing to make itself known. Whether it’s official groups like “Women in Technology” and “Girls Who Code,” or tech Meetups in cities around the world, the focus on including more women in a traditionally male-dominated work sect is continuing to pick up steam.
While the movement to include women in technology has gained traction in recent years, the concept itself is far from new.
Ada Lovelace, A Victorian Tech Hero
Take, for instance, Ada Lovelace, who is frequently referred to as a founder in computer sciences and the first computer programmer. Lovelace is known to have changed the world by creating the first line of code in the 1840s, a time when women experts in math or science was almost unheard of.
Another example is Karen Spärck Jones— one of the featured women in a 2014 Daily Dot article— whose “development information retrieval (IR) pioneered techniques that enabled users to work with computers using ordinary words instead of equations or codes.”
Countless Contributions of Women in Tech
The truth is, these are only a couple of examples out of countless women who have had a huge impact on technology so far. And with women continuing to have a massive effect on moving tech and science forward, the push to get more of them involved is one of the most intelligent routes that we, as a tech industry, could be making.
In a recent Cosmo article, Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook, made an important statement to this point: “Reaching equality is the right thing to do. And it’s also the smart thing to do. When we leverage the power of diversity, companies and teams perform better: They are more innovative and bring in more revenue and profits,” Sandburg pointed out. “What amazing inventions, apps, or solutions to the world’s problems are we missing simply because we’re not tapping women?”
In that spirit— and to support and celebrate some of the greatest accomplishments of women in tech— Bolste has decided to create a blog series specifically focused on accomplished women from our world, Software as a Service (SaaS).
Women in SaaS
Our new series, “Women in Saas,” will highlight many of the women we’re privileged to know, along with some of their accomplishments, advice, biggest undertakings, and thoughts on how tech will continue evolve.
Our very first “Women in SaaS” blog will feature Bolste’s own Suzie Clark, SVP of Enterprise Sales— and we can’t wait!
Stay tuned… we’re so excited to share more!