A recent article in Cosmopolitan Magazine titled, “How the Tech Industry Is Finally Changing for Women”, featured a study in partnership with Popular Mechanics on how women are “Breaking the Bro Code.”
The article states that in 2013, women made up 26 percent of the computing workforce, 12 percent of engineers at Silicon Valley startups were women, and 7 percent of investor money went to women-led startups. The study suggested that nearly 1 in 3 women who work in tech feels they are treated differently than male co-workers.
Rachel Payne believes tech can be female dominated. “It lends itself to equality because of the requirements of human capital. It’s not a field that requires brute force or physical labor in a traditional masculine way.”
Rachel is a leading voice on issues regarding technology and gender. In 2012, she co-founded FEM Inc., a holding company focused on research and development at the intersection of media, technology, and gender. In 2015, FEM Inc. launched Prizma, an AI tech startup offering personalized content delivery and analytics for major media and tech companies.