Women in tech shine on Forbes Most Powerful list

Three of the top ten women on the Forbes’ 100 most Powerful Women list 2016 are women who have made their mark in technology. Altogether 16 women in tech feature on the list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is still the most powerful woman in the world, followed by the US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who will certainly replace Merkel at the top spot should she be elected US president. Continue reading

Unity Technologies launches global ‘Women in Gaming’ talk series

Unity Technologies, one of the largest global development platforms for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, is launching a series of global workshops to support women in the gaming industry. The five talks across the world will be led by industry leaders on issues pertaining to the development of women’s careers in gaming. Continue reading

VR evangelist at NextVR starts organization for women in VR

Helen Situ is a well-known name in the virtual reality industry as VR Evangelist at NextVR. But Helen is also an evangelist for women in the industry. Finding that there are far fewer women working in VR than men, and convinced that this must change, she has enlisted the help of pioneers in VR to create SH//FT (shift). Continue reading

How VR could reduce gender bias in the workplace

The convincing quality of a simulated, immersive and realistic computer-generated world creates all sorts of exciting possibilities for social science research. Social science research results have shown that virtual reality (VR) has the potential to promote a better understanding of what it’s like to be someone else. Through VR experiences societal problems like discrimination on the grounds of race, age, gender or religious affiliation can be addressed. The technology could also facilitate gender-blind hiring processes. For women in the workplace this is good news. Continue reading