Five things you can do today to empower women in travel technology

| January 8, 2020

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I am one of the lucky ones. At the age of 32, I happen to find myself at a mid-size travel tech company that is in many ways a unicorn. No, we’re not valued at more than $1 billion (yet!), but we are incredibly unique in another big, big way. Nearly 40% of our technical roles are filled by women. It’s not unusual to hear two women discussing DevOps or SQL in the lunchroom, and we recently launched a “Women in Tech at iSeatz” profile series that will feature so many women it will be running through Q2 2020. Considering women make up just 16% of engineers in the United States, the fact that iSeatz has somehow managed to beat the odds and is inching our way towards full equality is commendable. However, I’ve worked at my fair share of imbalanced companies, and I’ve heard war stories from the women who have come both before and after me.

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