Leading the Way: Top 3 Tech Companies Founded by Women

Rita Batalha
6 min readMar 20, 2024

Technology has emerged as a powerful equalizer for women, yet despite the ongoing global discourse on gender diversity in the tech industry, women remain persistently underrepresented, and undervalued, and frequently encounter barriers to accessing funding, investment, and opportunities.

Image Source: We Are Tech Women

Industry research on women in tech, spanning from their pursuit of degrees to navigating the workplace environment, illustrates the multitude of challenges they encounter in striving for equal footing in a tech career:

  • The Tech workforce in the UK has circa 20% representation of women
  • 67% of women of colour state they see a clear pathway from studying tech, engineering, or math to a related career compared to 79% of other women.
  • In the US, women in software engineering report a lack of equal pay, making 0.93 cents for every dollar that men in the field make.
  • In the US, 12% of decision-makers at VC firms are women
  • In the US 2019, 2.8% of funding went to women-led startups; in 2020, that fell to 2.3%
Image Source: We Are Tech Women

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Rita Batalha

Technology and Innovation geek. Excited about all new things in the world 🌎