The Gender Gap and Women in Wordpress

BlogHer Original Post

The gender gap, the lack of women in tech – whatever you choose to call it, it's a frequent topic here at BlogHer. A post asking where the women in WordPress are prompted Chris Ford from Be the Change to respond with this post about Women in WordPress.

girls in ICT
Girls in ICT by US Mission Geneva via Flickr

Chris Ford has a slightly different perspective on the issue of how women in tech are treated and what they should do about it. A read through her ideas on the topic will give you some fresh ideas to consider. She writes,

I want to start this off by saying that everyone has their own experiences and opinions on this topic. My goal isn’t to tell anyone they’re “doing it wrong” or that how they feel isn’t valid. This post is to share my personal experience in the industry and talk about how I am personally working to make my own change instead of waiting for change to happen organically or asking for someone else to change the industry for me. If your experience is different, please, share it! Until we’re ready to have an open conversation about the topic and become an active part of the solution, nothing’s gonna change.

How do you think women in WordPress (or tech in general) should go about being the change?

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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