This picture depicts a poster at the University of Valle around 2000 that was meant to support women entering technology and fight discrimination against females, especially minorities, in technology fields.
This photo can be found at Colores Mari’s personal Flickr
For additional reading about female minorities in technology fields, please read The 10 Startling Stats About Minorities in STEM.
In the 2000s, one study showed that more successful startups during this time, such as slideshare, had women in senior positions, while less successful and unsuccessful ones did not.
The original illustration can be found with the VentureBeat article “SlideShare integrates with LinkedIn for a match made in heaven.”
For further reading about women and successful startups please read this article about women in successful startups.
The non-profit Girls in Tech was created in 2007. The purpose behind Girls in Tech is to encourage and help female leaders in technology grow and pursue their goals in their specific fields.
This image can be found with the Women && Tech interview with Lucia Mariani-Vena.
For additional reading about Girls in Tech please visit their homepage GirlsInTech.org.
This photo is meant to depict the decrease in girls considering to major in computer science in the 2000s.
This photo can be found in the University of Illinois at Chicago Photo Archives.
For visit the article Women in IT: The Facts to read more about the decrease of female students intending to major in computer sience during the 2000s.
A 2008 study showed that during this time 56% of women were leaving technology fields mid-career.
This photo can be found at The Chive.
For additional reading about women leaving technology fields midcareer during the 2000s, please visit the article Women in IT: The Facts.