Bravo, the television network known for such “classic” shows as the “Real Housewives of Orange County” and “Millionaire Matchmaker,” premiered their latest gem of a camera-ready-reality this week, and this time it’s about Silicon Valley and some of its techy ladies called “Start-ups: Silicon Valley.”
Produced by Randi Zuckerberg (yes, Mark’s sister), many women were hopeful the show would highlight ladies as powerful figures in the start-up tech industry. But Forbes recently published their disappointment in the show’s portrayal of hardworking ladies in the biz, noting that, “This is a step back for women in tech if we’re trying to say that working in the industry means toga parties, spray tans and living at The Four Seasons.”
As the start-up tech life becomes more and more glorified (and more and more a part of popular culture), the general public is paying attention to these up-and-coming entrepreneurs. And with women like Marissa Mayer stepping into the limelight, it made us wonder how women, and specifically fashion bloggers, take part in the tech world.
It’s astonishing how low the number of women attend tech meet ups is, especially as there are thousands of fashion bloggers who are both tech and business savvy.
Is the tech world still very much one dominated by men? Or do women in tech feel a disconnect?