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Why Our Future Depends On Women In Technology

Today, men dominate technology companies and college computer science programs. But history shows us that women have made some of the biggest breakthroughs in computer technology….


This article was brought to my attention by Tina Rowe on Facebook. 


This article couldn’t be more true. Much about the computer field has been geared towards males, although work is being done to change that. We’ve seen that lately in the headlines especially in reference to women in the video gaming tech field. Even so, I can say as the only woman "tech" on teams that I’m on, one thought presented in this article was that gender doesn’t matter when all that matters is getting the job done–it’s an equal opportunity. Many female tech writers are highly computer savvy because we have to be to do our jobs. 


All of us–men and women alike–need to help balance the contributions of all genders in the IT field. It can be an exciting and lucrative field, and one that’s constantly changing and growing with technology. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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