Tech is the fastest growing sector in the country, providing some of the highest-paid jobs in the world. Needless to say, it’s critical for women to break into the tech and startup economy from every direction. Whether you dream of working for a global fintech venture or starting a small e-commerce shop for local goods, women must learn how they could leverage tech and the power of the Internet to benefit their careers.
But for women, there are roadblocks to navigate and ceilings to shatter. Although women have grown to 47% of the total U.S. workforce, the five largest tech companies (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft) only have a workforce of less than 34%, according to Built In. Men meanwhile continue to dominate the corporate ladder within big tech firms, occupying a majority of the C-suite.
It’s no surprise that many women turn to entrepreneurship to stay in the game and #breakthebias. Despite the obstacles, many move forward, launching websites, building proprietary tech, and creating jobs–all to make their dreams in tech a reality.
Others are disrupting industries, or creating new categories, altogether. From shaking up the vegan food industry to advocating for female reproductive and sexual wellness, here are just some global women-founded and women-led enterprises on a mission. Learn about their ventures to inspire your own career path:
Naja is a sustainable underwear company for women made from high quality and eco-friendly materials.
Defining the future of feminine care with natural washes, wipes, pads and other groundbreaking products.
Helps customers to establish, scale and measure the effectiveness of social prescribing and population health management.
Discover a range of delicious, catered food for office meetings and events delivered right to your workplace.
A creator of Spanish-first bilingual sound books for babies & toddlers.
Innovative hair braids and pieces that are revolutionizing hair extensions with more comfort and less waste.
Discover fresher, healthier California extra virgin olive oil and premium double-fermented vinegars that deliver essential antioxidants and delicious taste.
Sunflower cheese from Spero Foods is deliciously creamy, sustainable, nutritious and completely plant based.
A branding and communications agency on a mission to ignite positive change.
A full-service digital marketing agency that offers marketing, development and design.
Shop. Fill. Repeat. Reusable shopping bags and neoprene totes to fit everything you need to carry.
A line of CBD wellness products designed with women’s wellness in mind.
Although ambitious women are fighting to break through and #breakthebias, the dismal truth continues to loom: women-led startups received less than 2.3% of venture capital funding in 2021. That’s why it’s critical for women founders and funders alike to continue to band together, and for all consumers to proactively support women-led businesses whenever possible.