2020 has been a challenging year that’s forced many to adapt to change in the face of adversity.
Whilst there’s evidence emerging that suggests that women have suffered particularly due to the pandemic, 2020 has also been a successful year for female tech entrepreneurs, with many using the pandemic as an opportunity to re-focus and serve the new needs of customers also suffering in the global pandemic. A great example of this type of innovation is The Printable Mask Company, co-founded by Josie Smith and Karen Richards, where customers can have face masks printed to match their items of clothing.
Women may still be under-represented in the tech industry, as well as in entrepreneurship in the UK with just 1 in 3 entrepreneurs being women, however, female tech entrepreneurs are leading the way in inspiring change. We’ve highlighted five female founders to watch in 2021 whose products and services are contributing to closing the gender gap in tech and making it a more diverse and inclusive space.