Celebrating the Codebreakers: Women Who Build Our Tech World

Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the incredible women shaping the future of technology through software and engineering. These brilliant minds are changing the world with their innovations, shattering stereotypes, and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders.

From the early days of computing, when women like Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper pioneered programming and software development, to the present day when countless women are leading the charge in artificial intelligence, robotics, and cybersecurity, their contributions have been instrumental in driving progress.

At VCTI, we are proud that 36 percent of our engineering team comprises women – significantly more than the industry average of 22 percent. Fostering an environment where innovation and out-of-the-box thinking are encouraged is a key tenet of our corporate culture, and the women on our engineering team have embraced this ethos. The foundational innovation for a major new offering came from a 100 percent female team, and the team who has worked to bring it to scale is also more than 50 percent women. Stay tuned for our announcement next week!

Breaking the Bias

Women have been instrumental in driving innovation and excellence in various industry sectors, including technology, infrastructure, healthcare, and environmental sustainability. Their unique perspectives and problem-solving skills have led to groundbreaking discoveries and solutions, transforming industries and improving lives globally.

Despite their achievements, women in tech still face challenges, from unconscious bias to a lack of access to resources and mentorship. We must acknowledge these challenges on International Women's Day and commit to creating a more equitable future.

This means:

  • Celebrating and amplifying the voices of women in tech.
  • Supporting initiatives that encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.
  • Challenging biases and creating inclusive workplaces that empower all genders.

It's essential to recognize that women in engineering come from diverse backgrounds and experiences, enriching the field with their unique perspectives and talents. By embracing diversity and fostering inclusive environments, we can harness the full potential of our engineering workforce, driving innovation and tackling complex challenges collaboratively.

Looking to the Future

Women engineers excel in their technical roles, assume leadership positions, and advocate for diversity and inclusion within the engineering community. By serving as mentors, role models, and trailblazers, they inspire and empower aspiring engineers, fostering a more inclusive and equitable future for the profession.

As we commemorate International Women's Day, let's continue celebrating women's achievements in engineering while recognizing the ongoing need for progress and gender equality in the field. By championing diversity, supporting women in STEM education and careers, and dismantling systemic barriers, we can sustain a more equitable future and vibrant engineering community for future generations. And let’s thank the women of VCTI’s engineering team for their hard work, creative thinking, and mentorship of the next generation. They make our company richer and our products better.