In STEM fields such as software engineering, systemic issues continue to prevent women from rising to the top.
The Logitech Master Series seeks to equip both men and women with the tools they need for peak performance and success - strengthening the company-wide values of global gender balance, diversity and equality.
With #WomenWhoMaster, our mission is to ignite an industry-wide movement that addresses these issues once and for all.
What (and Who) is Holding Women Back in Tech?
Logitech MX and Girls Who Code surveyed 400 Tech and IT workers, revealing the most influential breakthrough factors for women pursuing careers in these industries.
By educating about these key barriers and breakthrough factors in more schools, workplaces and society at large, we can support the success of more women in STEM.
Five Breakthroughs For Women Pursuing Tech
Early influences matter
Adult role-models such as teachers, parents and mentors play a pivotal role in supporting women at a young age.
Over half of women said a parent or a teacher encouraged them
Passion is the main driver for women pursuing tech or IT
Early passion for computers or how things work should be encouraged and pursued.
of women who studied computer science said they developed their interest in high school
Once hired, a job that makes a meaningful contribution to society is very important
Finding a job that positively contributes to society is central to women’s career choices.
I have always been passionate about computers
I have always been interested in how things work
It's a well paid job
This is the job of the future
Access to women-friendly communities of support help them persist
Women reported that programs dedicated to women (44%) and finding support through professional networks (31%) help them persist.
of women have experienced microaggressions at work
Meaningful action from men makes a difference
To increase gender equality in the tech industry men must transform good intentions into meaningful action.
of men survey respondents acknowledge women have fewer opportunities to advance in the IT sector
How Logitech Mx Is Taking Action
The Logitech Master Series’ #WomenWhoMaster project comprises a range of initiatives that act on our mission.
Meet The Masters
You can’t be what you can’t see. To give girls more real-life role models in STEM, Logitech MX is putting the spotlight on women who have mastered their fields. Our featured #WomenWhoMaster provide aspiring girls and women with powerful stories about overcoming barriers and priceless career tips.
Girls Who Create,
Make And Do
Did you know fewer women are entering tech than ever? In partnership with Girls Who Code, Logitech is committing to a series of educational initiatives and donating a percentage of all MX product sales to the cause.
Early influences matter. Through involvement in a series of mentorship opportunities, including sponsoring Girls Who Code’s Summer Immersion Program and webinars, we aim to connect young girls with more real-life role models who can support and encourage their passion for tech.
Meet The Masters
Get inspired by the women at the wheel of tech.
As a teenager, Yuko Nagakura noticed how prevalent gender inequality was where she lived and in the tech world. So she launched two online groups to help more girls break down stereotypes and build coding skills.
As a college junior Nelly Cheboi wanted to develop a solution to eradicate poverty in her home country of Kenya. So she started a school and later a nonprofit that teaches self-efficacy, troubleshooting and internet skills.
As a child, Nadia Zhuk was intimidated by technology. Now she is a self-taught software engineer. Nadia shares how her identity as a woman, an immigrant, and a career changer has shaped her path in technology.
Jerelyn Rodriguez wants to help more people from low-income neighborhoods become one. The co-founder of The Knowledge House is giving back to her community in the Bronx so more people have pathways to high-paying tech jobs.
Faiza Yousuf is determined to help more women in Pakistan pursue and advance in the tech industry. From coding bootcamps to career accelerators, she is creating visibility, community and inclusion in her country.
Growing up playing video games in her uncles’ computer cafes in the Philippines, Gabby Llanilla now works for one of the largest American video game developers. Find out her thoughts on mentorship, support, and the power of being yourself.
Sara Inés Calderón
Sara Inés Calderón found coding through journalism. As a successful software engineer, Sara shares advice and encouragement for women who feel out of place in STEM fields, and how diverse skill sets are undervalued in tech.
Aisha Bowe is the founder and CEO of STEMBoard, a technology services company, and the creator of LINGO. We spoke to her about her life, career, thoughts on mentorship, and vision for the future of her field.
#WOMENWHOMASTER ON INSTAGRAM
Know any #WomenWhoMaster? Nominate them on Instagram and you may see them featured here!
GIRLS WHO CREATE, MAKE AND DO
Closing the gender gap in tech once and for all, one exceptional coder at a time.
Fewer women are entering tech than ever
Did you know that in 1995, 37% of computer scientists were women - but today, it’s only 24%?*
By addressing systemic problems in the world of coding, and countering the high drop-off rate in girls between the ages of 13 and 17, Girls Who Code aims to close the gender gap in entry-level tech jobs - by as early as 2027. And Logitech MX is committed to helping this ambition come true.
Logitech is donating $0.05 to Girls Who Code with each MX product sold. We commit to a minimum donation of US$300,000 by the end of 2022.
How You Can Make A Difference
Check out these four easy ways to join us on our mission and stay updated.
Nominate Your #Womenwhomaster
Know any women in tech with a story that could inspire young girls everywhere? Help us put the spotlight on the right people by nominating your own #WomenWhoMaster by tagging them on Instagram.
Follow The Movement
Follow events and initiatives around the world from #WomenWhoMaster
Donate To Girls Who Code
Donate directly to Girls Who Code, or purchase any of our MX products and we’ll donate $0.05.