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5 Voices To Amplify On Twitter: Tech Founder Edition

5 Voices to Amplify on Twitter: Tech Founder Edition

We know the names of Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg, but a new class of founders is working to impact and redefine the tech industry and what it means to be a tech founder. Technology has long been considered a difficult field to break into. Factors from STEM education to resource accessibility have played a part in the gap of representation within the space. As more diverse leaders enter the tech environment, many are making efforts to hold the door open for generations to come.

We’ve compiled a list of 5 game-changing tech founders to follow on Twitter who are working to shake up tech culture and bring a new wave of innovators to the forefront:

Allyson Kapin, Women Who Tech

What she tweets about: 

Tech, Equality, Social Justice, Funding

Why we follow: 

Allyson Kapin is the founder of Women Who Tech as well as the Women Startup Challenge. Allyson works to facilitate the advancement and upliftment of female voices and presence in the tech industry. She has partnered with Craigslist founder Craig Newmark to create the “Women Startup Challenge” which annually helps fuel the efforts of women in tech by addressing existing  VC funding disparities. On Twitter, she not only promotes her company’s fantastic efforts, but she also shares and amplifies voices and research regarding social issues and inequalities to her nearly 46 thousand followers!

Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital

What she tweets about: 

Tech, Funding, VC, Social Justice, Current Events, Entrepreneurship

Why we follow: 

Arlan is the founder and managing partner of Backstage Capital, “a fund that’s dedicated to minimizing the funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.” She is also the author of the book “It’s About Damn Time” that chronicles her path from homelessness to her role as a venture capitalist. Be sure to follow Arlan for tweets that give a peek into her VC world, her takes on social issues and uplifting messages for our inner entrepreneur. 

Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code

What she tweets about: 

Tech, Funding, VC, Social Justice

Why we follow: 

Kimberly Bryant is the founder and CEO of Black Girls Code. Kimberly first found computer programing while studying electrical engineering in college. After experiencing the lack of representation in her field, she set out to provide access and exposure of STEM topics to spaces for young girls of color. Her twitter is an active feed that highlights black achievement, social justice efforts, and the groundbreaking strides Black Girls Code is making in nurturing the next generation of tech superstars.

Anil Dash, Glitch

What he tweets about: 

Tech, Coding, Gender Equality, Politics 

Why we follow:

Anil Dash is the CEO of Glitch, an online community that makes web development accessible to all. His bio says it best, “helping everybody build on the web.” Anil’s work is rooted in his view of tech as a tool to allow others to uplift and express themselves. Anil uses his feed to magnify the research and voices of those advocating for more socially mindful technology as well as the policies and current events that affect them. Follow Anil for insightful commentary and retweets on the tech space and its intersection with culture.

Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code

What she tweets about: 

Tech, Coding, Gender Equality, Social Reform

Why we follow:

Reshma Saujani is the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, her nonprofit working to bridge and minimize technology’s gender gap. Rooted in her past as an attorney and activist, Reshma turned her efforts to inspire and educate young women working toward becoming future engineers and computer programmers. Her Twitter feed is filled with content promoting and educating her over 120 thousand followers about gender equality and its revolution on tech. She also shares other great resources and articles that dive deeper into other facets behind gender equality. 

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Be sure to follow those game-changing founders working to revolutionize the tech industry. Looking for other exceptional people to follow on Twitter who are using the platform for change? Check out our blog 5 Voices to Amplify on Twitter: Social Justice Edition! There we discuss 5 notable figures working to affect change in our conversations, culture, and social structures. 

Mathew Cruz

Mathew started at OnePitch in January of 2020 as a Marketing Apprentice. At OnePitch, he handles content creation from social media to the OnePitch blog. Mathew studied Integrated Marketing Communications at San Diego State University. In his free time, he loves creating art, visiting museums, and traveling.

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