BOUDLER, Colo.--Sphero, the leader in connected play, is taking the lead on celebrating women in a male-dominated field. In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, Sphero is recognizing leaders in the tech industry throughout the month of March with an online and social series that reveals these women’s passions and experience in the field. Five women from across the country will be featured starting March 8, 2016 at www.sphero.com/women-in-tech.
On average, women hold a mere 30% off all jobs across the tech industry. However, women’s growth in the field is a staggering rate of 238% faster than men, showcasing the wide road being paved for future women pursuing tech related careers.
Through a series of photos and video features, Sphero aims to inspire the next generation of programmers and makers. The inaugural list includes:
- Ruthe Farmer – Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at National Center of Women in Tech (NCWIT)
- Andrea Chaves - The Young Woman’s Leadership School of Astoria
- Anita Castellan - Licensing Manager at LUCASFILM
- Nicole Glaros - Chief Product Officer at TechStars
- Claire Tindall - Sr. Director of Marketing + Communications at Sphero
Recognizing the successes of women in tech will in turn help other women and girls see their potential in the field. Nicole Glaros work with Techstars allows her to build upon her passion for diversity in the tech industry on a daily basis. “Being a white male in the tech industry? How do you make a name for yourself? It’s easier when you’re a woman.”
The first profile will be launched on March 8, with one woman being featured each week. Stories will be at www.sphero.com/women-in-tech as well as on Sphero’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Sphero creates robots injected with humanity and personality. That’s what we know, what we love, and who we are. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and software are changing the way people play, learn, and explore by fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. As the industry leader in Connected Toys, we are defining the future of fun. Playtime just got real.