Innovation Economy Outlook 'Women in Technology Leadership' videos

Innovation Economy Outlook ‘Women in Technology Leadership’ videos

Silicon Valley Bank have produced a fantastic video series called ‘Women in Technology Leadership’.

It was created in response to their Innovation Economy Outlook 2016 survey of 900 executives worldwide which revealed that 63 percent have no women on their boards, and 44 percent have no women in executive positions.

But what is the real story behind the data? To find out, we asked female executives from the innovation sector to talk about the challenges they face and the insights they’ve gained along the way. Watch the videos below to learn more about their perspectives. Read their bios here.

Part 1 – Getting Into Technology. Things to think about when considering a career in technology. Several female founders and board members of innovative companies discuss how they built careers in technology.


Part 2 – Being a Leader. What it takes to succeed. Deciding on a career in a technology field is step one, but stepping into a leadership role takes another set of skills. Nine female founders and leaders of technology companies discuss what it takes to succeed at the helm of an innovation company. 


Part 3 – Creating Opportunities. Insight about how to get more women in leadership positions. Successful female CEOs and board members have found all kinds of ways to encourage their peers, themselves, and their companies to continue to change the ratio of women in leadership positions in the technology sector. Meet them here.


Part 4 – Starting Early. Advice to girls and young women about pursuing a career in technology. Women who have built their own technology companies offer advice to girls and young women about pursuing careers in technology fields. Share this episode of the Women in Technology Leadership series with your daughter and her friends.

Part 5 – Climbing the Ladder. Advice to women who aspire to lead companies in the technology world. Leaders and founders of technology firms offer their advice to women on climbing the corporate ladder in this final episode of Silicon Valley Bank’s Women in Technology Leadership series.