Women in Tech
At Mediaocean, our goal is to use the power of technology to unleash the full potential of global marketing. As the leading software platform for the advertising world, we recognize that diversity drives innovation and creativity. And more women at Mediaocean can only mean more innovation, more creativity, and more power to our software that powers advertising.
Women face unique challenges in the technology industry. Fewer women are seeking undergraduate STEM degrees (just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science), and on top of that, women with STEM degrees are less likely to work in a STEM field.
The most powerful factor in whether or not a woman goes into a STEM field is encouragement. We need to provide positive influences and mentors throughout academic, professional, and personal environments, so that we can spark interest and foster development in technological fields. Supporting women in STEM will promote more innovation, creativity, and social change.
WOMEN AND MEDIAOCEAN
Only 25% of employees in STEM roles are women, but here at Mediaocean, we have 30% more women employees than other leading tech firms. This puts us ahead in the market, and we’re doing more than ever to help women succeed in technology roles.
We’ve made it our mission to increase the number of women working in technology. That’s why we've launched our scholarship program and have partnered with professional organizations to make a difference.
OUR SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE
Launched in May 2015, Mediaocean's Women in Tech Scholarship will be granting three 25k scholarships to women pursuing a degree in STEM. For more information and to apply, please visit the Women in Tech Scholarship site now.
PROGRAMS WE SUPPORT
We’ve partnered with Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) to sponsor education loan relief awards for women in STEM roles, so they can pay off their student loans. AWNY was founded in 1912, with a mission to empower women in advertising to achieve personal and professional fulfillment. There are nearly 1,700 members and growing, from new professionals to senior executives, and AWNY offers many opportunities for its members to hone their skills and expand their connections.
The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computer is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists. Presented by the Anita Borg Institute in partnership with the Association for Computing Machinery, their mission is to connect, inspire, and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Their program focuses on the latest in technology as well as career development. Meet us at Grace Hopper from October 8 - 10.
The Step Up Women’s Network is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to ignite women and girls to fulfill their potential. They create and implement programs to empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound, and career-ready; propel professional women through connections, collaborations, and continuous development; and inspire their network to invest in the future success of girls through mentorship and financial support.