Tell us your story.
I first entered the digital sphere with a small startup LGBT blog, after years of temping and interning. It was the marrying of my passion for social justice with tech that I found my bliss in the digital sphere.
From there, I transitioned to the incredible marketing team at the Human Rights Campaign. I'm inspired daily by my colleagues' dedication and tenacity.
What advice to you have to share with other women and young girls?
It is vital for women to support other women in tech. Though women hold 57 percent of occupations in the workplace, that number drops to just 30 percent in the tech industry, according to reports earlier this year. When we drill down on leadership roles, that number is even bleaker. That doesn’t just hurt women; it hurts tech companies. Women at all levels – entry level to C-suite—need to support one another to bolster our voices in this space. It’s never to early—or too late—to be a role model. Start with informational interviews. Casual coffee. Don’t be afraid to reach out to someone outside of your specific milieu. They just might have the inspiration you’re searching for.
Pass it on!
Anastasia Khoo, HRC Chief Marketing Officer