A constant endeavour at TechThirsty is to enable women engage deeper with technology at a personal as well as professional level. As the year comes to an end, we had to come up with our list of the best women-run tech blogs of 2017. These are the women we love to read, emulate and wish to see grow.
Technology is becoming an integral part of our lives. It’s become crucial to keep ourselves update about new tech gadgets, trends, games and even appliances. Women who experiment with technological innovations routinely tend to enjoy a better life. That’s because technology makes their life easier, they are able to invest in gadgets that are truly worth the price and the mothers are happy since they can keep an eagle’s eye view on the progeny’s activities.
So, here’s our list of the top 5 women tech blogs of 2017 that you need to follow to stay updated and in vogue.
We love this one. Meant for women who tend to stay busy, this blog covers everything from gadgets and women-specific trends to fun tech news and lifestyle features. Launched by Frederique Bros in 2012, the website has more than 80,000 followers on social media. Promoted by Sydney-based Foyster Media, the website has won the Australian IT Journalism Awards for 2015 as well as 2014 for the categories ‘Best Website’ and ‘Best Independent Media Categories’ respectively. In 2013, they also won in the ‘Innovation’ Category at the Australian Web Awards.
Set up for women engineers who want to build a career for themselves, this is a non-profit organisation for women with an effective blog. With their CODE Review Newsletter, they feature success stories of women who are making their way through the labyrinth of the corporate tech world. Functioning as a conglomerate of more than 100,000 members, they have engineers, solutions architects, consultants and students on board. Members working in the data science and design aspects are lesser but we hope to see more of that as more women take up these meaty jobs in the future.
Indian techie-cum-blogger Poornima Vijayashanker started this blog after she worked as a founding engineer at Mint.com. She set up the blog to share her experiences but it turned into a community of women and companies that want to create a future-ready work environment. They do this with a bouquet of tools, plans and assistance from experts.
For the women who enjoy their appliances, this is the best place to keep a check. They’ll tell you about the things to buy, where to buy and how to use them optimally. Started by Amy Cutmore, she talks about tech trends. Find tips on extending your phone’s battery life to managing that vacuum cleaner better with this blog.
Using workshops and school interaction, Blackgirlscode has been doing a great job trying to upskill the African-American youth and encourage them—specially the girls—to take up technology-based jobs. Started in 2011, Google decided to give them a $2.8M space within their New York headquarters. Recently, Black Girls Code also moved their programming project to a permanent Chelsea space, which has also been donated by Google.