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Will 2014 be the “year of women in tech”?

Written by on March 11

Miriam Olsson-Jeffrey of IDG and SvD wrote a great opinion piece on women in tech on Wednesday on Internetworld.  What Miriam wrote about was a conference organised by Y Combinator last weekend focused on women in technology, and was attended by over 500 female entrepreneurs.

“Because YC invests so early and is so focused on funding outliers, we tend to see trends first. So when we see that 25 percent of startups in the current Y Combinator batch have female founders, I’m certain something is going on here,” Livingston said. “In any big change there’s always a moment when people think it is a tipping point. I wouldn’t be surprised if in five years, we feel like 2014 was the tipping point for female founders.”

Will 2014 be the tipping point for women in technology? Have your say in the comments below!

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