Edtech Women Defy Tech Industry's Sexist Trends

CHANGING THE NUMBERS: The tech world is infamous for being unwelcoming to females. But education technology, where the phrase “founded by teachers” (a profession with over 70% women) is leading change for the whole sector, argues EdSurge’s own Tony Wan over at FastCompany.

One big indicator: At the upcoming ASU+GSV Summit, which draws 2,000 entrepreneurs and investors in the ed-tech industry, 29% (52 of the 179 who responded) of the companies are led or founded by a woman; 75% of them have a female on the executive team. (For some context, women made up 11% of founders in the most recent class of tech incubator Y Combinator.) It’s far from parity, but it’s a promising sign.

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