Women in tech trends

The inaugural women in tech report highlights the inspiring figures driving change and innovation in their respective fields, shedding light on the important contributions these people are making to society and inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

Pre-register to join us at Web Summit Rio. Download our report today to learn from some of the leading women in tech.

Tânia Schmidt Vince, Executive manager, Banco do Brasil SA, in Women in Tech Lounge during day one of Web Summit Rio 2023
Tânia Schmidt Vince
Executive Manager | Banco do Brasil
Technology & innovation

Why is femtech still regard as ‘niche’ by VCs? Are women leading the way in the gaming space? And does Web3 actually mean anything? These are just some of the questions posed by this WIT report, with insights from Milly White, Sita Chantramonklasri, and Jude Owner.  



Climate change and the use of tech in warfare pose existential threats to society in the 21st century. What can individuals, and specifically technologists, do to face these challenges? Get perspectives from Olena Zelenska, first lady of Ukraine, and climate activist Sophia Kianni on many of the issues we face in the years ahead.



Diversity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are key issues facing the tech industry, which continues to reflect too narrow a segment of the human population. How can tech be used as a tool of empowerment? Kelly Burton of the Black Innovation Alliance, and race car driver Christine GZ, among others, offer their insights.

  • 24.7%
    Budget for FIFA Women’s World Cup as a percentage of budget for FIFA Men’s World Cup
  • 40%
    Percentage of domestic energy generation destroyed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • 50
    Number of stateless people worldwide
  • 3.2
    Number of gamers worldwide

Meet the incredible women in tech who have joined us at past events

Lisa JacksonApple
Lisa Jackson
Kara SwisherRecode
Kara Swisher
Sara MenkerGro Intelligence
Sara Menker
Aileen LeeCowboy Ventures
Aileen Lee
Margrethe VestagerEuropean Commission
Margrethe Vestager
Serena Williams
Serena Williams
Lorraine TwohillGoogle
Lorraine Twohill
Sarah FriarSquare
Sarah Friar
Adi TatarkoHouzz
Adi Tatarko
Jean LiuDidi Chuxing
Jean Liu
Holly LiuY Combinator
Holly Liu
Jenny LeeGGV Capital
Jenny Lee
Anjali SudVimeo
Anjali Sud
Sophia BushActress
Sophia Bush
Laurie SegallCNN
Laurie Segall
Stephanie McMahonWWE
Stephanie McMahon
Linda BoffGE
Linda Boff

“If this was cancer, and you had a treatment that improved one in five people, you would certainly [go ahead] irrespective of the cost.”

Dame Til Wykes, Head of School for Mental Health & Psychological Sciences at King’s College London

“It’s not femtech – we’re talking about women’s health, that’s 50 percent of the population.”

Laura Katz, founder and CEO, Helaina

“We live in a world in which the things we want to access, we often only have access to if you have a certain key, and that key is often your citizenship.”

Christiana Bukalo, founder, Statefree