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Innovating Women

Women in technology are on the rise in both power and numbers, and now it's more important than ever to retain that momentum and close the gender gap. Although women make up half of the population, they constitute only 14% of engineers in the United States. The future of technology depends on the full and active participation of women and men working together, and it is vital that women are both educated and encouraged to go into the tech sectors.

Hailed by Foreign Policy Magazine as a “Top 100 Global Thinker,” professor, researcher, and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, alongside award-winning journalist Farai Chideya, set out to collect anecdotes and essays from global leaders, sharing how their experiences in innovative industries frame the future of entrepreneurship. The resulting book, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology, is an essential collection of candid, first-hand accounts of women in technology. Join New America’s Breadwinning and Caregiving program for a conversation with Vivek Wadwha on the challenges that women face in the STEM fields, the strategies that they employ in the workplace, and how an organization can succeed or fail in its attempts to support the career advancement of women.

Join the conversation online using #innovatingwomen and following @NewAmerica and @InnovatingWomen.


Vivek Wadhwa
Author, Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Liza Mundy
Director, Breadwinning and Caregiving Program, New America