Like many other companies, here at Prezi we want to see more diversity in the tech industry and in particular, we want to see more women. Why?
The obvious answer is a shallow one: I have a two-year-old daughter and I want her to grow up in a world where she has the same opportunities as everyone else. With the current state of her father’s chosen profession, she needs role models if she’s ever going to follow in my large round footsteps. Why does it matter if someone else has done it before her? Well, I suppose it shouldn’t, but it would make it a whole lot easier. I want her to be able to go to conferences and not feel like an outsider because she’s the only woman in a room. For this to happen, we need to prove to everybody that being sexist is not only outdated and morally incorrect, it’s also plain stupid.