While we are slowly moving towards equality in the workplace in the Western world, it is perhaps somewhat surprising that in technology, the most innovative and forward-thinking industry, women are still severely underrepresented. However, as issues such as the gender pay gap and the glass ceiling are being heavily debated in both traditional and social media, more and more women are pushing boundaries and spearheading innovation in the technology sector. This development is starting to be referred to as ‘FemTech’.
FemTech is a trendy new term that in its most simple form stands for women in technology. But more so, it stands for the empowerment of women in technology to take on more leadership roles. The gender gap is still a major issue in the tech industry and the FemTech movement is aiming to change that.