There are a number of women involved in the technology industry, an industry which is made up of predominately men, and I wanted to point out a few 'women in technology' movements.
I was instantly intrigued when I heard about a site formerly known as Dig A Silicon Valley Girl now named more broadly as Dig A Tech Girl. The site leverages Digg-like voting features to rate photos of women that work in the technology field. It is like a "Hot or Not" approach to judging the women of technology. Bub.blicio.us has highlighted some of the women you might know.
Obviously, Dig A Tech Girl comes off as a bit sexist, as it only applies to the looks of women in technology but please don't shoot the messenger - I am sure you can file a complaint with the site itself. Allen Stern calls it:
While Dig A Tech Girl comes off as a bit negative there are other organizations that are doing positive things for women in technology. First off, Girls In Tech created byAdriana Gascoigne. It offers:
"A dynamic mixture of women working to empower the next generation of leaders"
Secondly, if you are a blogger you might want to check out BlogHer. BlogHer's mission is to:
"Create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community and economic empowerment."
If you are a woman in the technology field rather than wasting your time with "Dig A Tech Girl" you should check out Girls In Tech and BlogHer. I am sure there are organizations like Women in Technology International and others that I missed - if you know any others worth noting please post them in comments of this article. Oh and remember, I've got nothing but love for the women of technology. ;)