“We’ve had ‘Conversations with Men in Tech,’ and now this is ‘Conversations with Women in Tech.’ But we need to get to a place where we can just have ‘Conversations in Tech.’”
NYTM managing director Jessica Lawrence opened the event with our headline quote, setting the tone with this message: There’s no achievement gap, and there’s no ambition gap between men and women in the tech world. There is, however, a comfort gap — but hopefully frank conversations like last night’s, about where the community needs to go from here, will move the tech community towards a new set point where men and women can work together to develop ideas, recruit broadly and build great companies.
Below the jump, a few standout quotes from each of the five other speakers who took the stage (Rachel Sklar, Founder, Change The Ratio; Tara Hunt, CEO, Buyosphere; Anil Dash, Co-founder, Activate & ThinkUp; Amy Quispe,Senior at Carnegie Melon & HackNY fellow; and Cindy Gallop,Founder, IfWeRanTheWorld/MakeLoveNotPorn) to share their thoughts on the status of women in tech and where the community needs to go next.
Thursday, June 28, 2012