Last week, TT co-sponsored an event for the documentary “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap” at 1871. The film focuses on the dearth of female and minority software engineers in America, exploring issues from childhood STEM education to startup culture.
This topic, while certainly not new in conversation, is something we are passionate about at Trading Technologies. We ran a blog series about women in technology spotlighting women at TT on Trade Talk last summer. I started this conversation not to point fingers or place blame, but to highlight what the demographic disparity has meant in our industry and to our teams over the years, as well as to focus on and celebrate some of the progress being made.
Given our interest in the subject matter, when we heard about the CODE documentary, we were excited to get involved and bring it to Chicago for the first time. I personally was grateful for the opportunity to be on a post-screening panel discussion with the director, Robin Hauser Reynolds, and other tech leaders from Silicon Valley Bank, Talution Group and Women Tech Founders. The discussion raised many interesting points both in terms of where the gender gap comes from and what we can do to address it. (more…)