It’s hardly news that the people supporting diversity in tech make up a vibrant and active community. Supporting and inspiring each other through events, in the workplace – and on Twitter, through hashtags like #womenintech.
We were curious to see who some of the network’s more influential tweeters were and built the network below, based on the latest 18,000 tweets on the hashtag.
Interactive: Explore everyone tweeting about #womenintech
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Every circle represents one Twitter account, and the darker purple it is, the more central that account is to the community. The bigger it is, the more mentions it’s received from other accounts.
So who are the top ten?
Justice demands that if you are fighting for equality, that you constantly question EQUAL TO WHOM?
— Saadia Muzaffar ♨ (@ThisTechGirl) April 5, 2015
Also known as Saadia Muzaffar, the founder of Tech Girls Can and committed to “changing the ratio” in tech. On her website she writes:
“Diversity forces innovation to snap out of becoming a claustrophobic, self-affirming, classist idea machine.”
This is part of a US government agency and breaks government tech news, so it’s not entirely surprising that it has a central position in this network.
Martha Lane Fox balances several roles, as a business woman, the youngest female member of the House of Lords, and not least in her current position heading the digital skills charity Go ON UK.
Yes, this is Dilbert’s creator Scott Adams’ Twitter account.
A corporate account for the cloud hosting platform DreamHost.
Code is a documentary exposing just how few software engineers are female or from minority backgrounds, by “debugging” the gender gap.
This San Fran-based organisation have a clear mission:
“Won’t stop til we #closethegendergap”.
— BlackGirlsCode.Com (@BlackGirlsCode) April 2, 2015
Black Girls Code works to empower young and teenage girls of colour to go into tech.
This organisation supporting and promoting diversity in the coding workforce boasts over 25,000 members in 15 countries across the world.
The American Association of University Women have been promoting education and equality for girls for quite some time. Their tagline?
“Empowering women since 1881.”
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