Top reads: Tinder-style mentors and Silicon Valley role models
Struggling to keep up with the latest on women in tech? Fear not! We have a round up of the week’s most interesting news, straight from the world wide web to your eye holes.
The big story of the week. Facebook and LinkedIn have come together to try and encourage more women to enrol on engineering and computer science courses. About 15% of people working in tech jobs at Facebook are women, whilst women make up 17% of tech related postings at LinkedIn.
Two entrepreneurs, who believe the most effective path to gender equality is mentorship, have created an app that matches women in tech with peer mentors. The app is called Glassbreakers, and works like online dating. 1,200 women have signed up for the app already.
An article profiling some of the important women in tech we rarely hear about. Wondering who to keep your eye on, aside from Arianna Huffington and Marissa Mayers? These women will give them a run for their money.