May 2021 - Diversity | Women in Tech


dotmagazine's articles and interviews on the topic of diversity in the tech industry – updated regularly

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Read the eco Association study “Women in Tech Across the Globe: A Good Practice Guide for Companies”, which is aimed at companies who would like to recruit, retain and support the advancement of more women in tech.


Sara Weber, Senior Managing Editor at LinkedIn, on how collaboration is key to New Work and why visibility plays a major role in enhancing diversity – both at home and abroad.

Margit Stumpp from the German Green Party, on dismantling outdated gender roles and creating framework conditions for equality for women and minorities.

New Era in Tech for Business, Society – and for Women

Claudia Pohlink, Head of Artificial Intelligence with T-Labs, offers insights into how AI and quantum computing stand to benefit our future - as does the prospect of having more women in tech.

Promoting women in tech should not be about fixing women – it means fixing structures in a way that will benefit everyone, reports Lucia Falkenberg from eco.

Lucia Falkenberg, eco Chief People Officer, explains exactly why the Internet industry needs more diversity – and how New Work approaches can help companies turn the corner in creating a more diverse workforce.

In interview, Agnes Heftberger, Vice-President of Sales with IBM DACH, emphasizes how far we still need to go to achieve gender equality – and offers tips on how to lay the groundwork for this journey. 

Diversity in the Internet Industry: How to Crack the Glass Ceiling

Peter Janze, Managing Director of digital@M GmbH on the importance of harnessing diversity in the Internet industry – and how setting ambitious targets is essential in order to achieve this.

Gain great insights into what we can do to help improve diversity in the workplace in this article from Sarah Wyld from Tucows and Jennifer Doubrava from cPanel.

Domains registry donuts focuses on the stories of women- and minority-owned businesses and their creative use of domains in their brand building - while also ensuring protection against abuse of their name.

Eilín Geraghty and Lars Steffen from the eco Association, on how to tackle the glass ceiling in the tech industry and develop a virtuous circle for women in leadership positions.

Agustina Callegari from the Internet Society explains the need for women in leadership, both in volunteer communities and in the workforce, and how this goal can be reached.


Why you should be promoting gender diversity in your company, and how to take the first steps, explain Eilín Geraghty & Lars Steffen from the eco Association.

Senior Manager for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Deutsche Telekom IT, Kenza Ait Si Abbou Lyadini, explains how bias can be embedded into algorithms.


Yuliia Diachuk from MoBerries provides insight into the challenges women face in rising up the ranks in the tech industry, and what the key to success is for teams and companies.

Deepa Gautum-Nigge, Global Lead SAP, on the importance of visible female role models for busting age-old gender stereotypes in the workplace.

A company seeking to enhance gender diversity shouldn’t just act sporadically, as pointed out in a case study by Erica Varlese from Automattic, which shows that goal-setting is what can make all the difference.


Simone Menne, former CFO of Lufthansa and member of multiple supervisory boards, on the importance of striving for a 50/50 gender balance on teams – and how to do this.



A case study by Wido Potters from BIT BV, showing how easy it is for recruiters to make companies more attractive to female applicants, and why this is important.

Lucia Falkenberg of the eco Association on how eco's new international study on Women in Tech can help companies to find and retain female talents – and reap the rewards for doing so.


Do women have a place in the tech industry? Yes! says Sabrina Waltz from 1&1 IONOS. She offers advice & encouragement to women wanting to enter the sector.


New Work offers us the creative scope to shape a better, more human working world. Lucia Falkenberg, CPO at the eco Association, allays the fears and explores the potential of digitalization to transform the world of work.


Stefanie Kemp, Member of the eco Association Presidency Committee, on role models, the gender quota, and the importance of diversity for successful teams.


Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of the eco Association, on working with AI & Corporate Social Responsibility, valuing the work of humans, and the need for lifelong learning in a changing working world.


The United Nations has defined 17 “Sustainable Development Goals”, SDGs. They range from ending poverty to solving our energy issues to ensuring that education is available for all. Technology can help us reach some of these goals. Here is how.


Flexibility & social responsibility play major roles in how people work and who they choose to work for in the future, says Melanie Buck from GoDaddy.


What is the economic value of gender and racial diversity in tech companies? Elisabeth Kurek provides important insights into how diversity & a welcoming company climate can attract and retain top talent and increase performance.

Joyce Dogniez from the Internet Society explains the value of Internet connectivity for education and equality endeavors, and for the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.


Offering employees flexibility and supporting diversity benefits the company as a whole, as Lucia Falkenberg, CPO of the eco Association explains.


The interconnected world of tomorrow calls for an ethical approach to digital education today, a topic delved into by eco’s Managing Director Alexander Rabe.


Ram Mohan from Afilias explains the importance of linguistic diversity online, and why a new approach to Universal Acceptance is needed.