MAKERS showcased five women leading the campaign against gender disparity in tech from the front line. These women come from various professional backgrounds in tech, ranging from Artificial Intelligence, robotics, deep space exploration, to telepathy.
They are breaking all the Silicon Valley taboos and prejudice women tend to face on their journey up the professional world ladder.
The MAKERS are setting good precedence which young and upcoming female techies can look up to; not forgetting they will make it easier for the next cohort of women in tech. They are as follows:
#1 – Dr Ayanna Howard: She is big in robotics and one in a short list of black women who have ventured in the space. Dr Howard, is working on the next-level robotics technology with a focus on positive social impact.
#2 – Diana Trujillo, Aerospace Engineer: Man first landed on moon, and it took a team consisting of mostly other men to get him there. A woman might be the first to land on Mars, and she will certainly be taken there by a team with a good representation of women.
#3 – Fei-Fei Li, Prof at Stanford University & Chief Technologies at Google Cloud:
Fei-Fei Li from her early life took interest in robotics and came up with contributions that took machine learning and AI to the next level. She gives special focus to diversity and inclusion in the tech space and teaches machine learning to the next generation of tech MAKERS.
#4 – Mary Lou Jepsen: She is an inventor and entrepreneur working hard to move humanity closer to unlocking the mind and achieve next milestones in both health and communications purposes.
#5 – Limor Fried: She is the founder and CEO of Adafruit industries, one of top 20 U.S. manufacturing firm. Limor, and MIT graduate has also created an online community that follows her ever move in machine making.