With the right tools, what could you create? The opportunities are endless, so here's the plan: get inspired by these kick-ass female tech leaders, put your thinking cap on, and get to work — preferably on the HP Spectre 13 laptop, which is easily the most beautiful and powerful piece of tech we've seen this year.
A message to all the creators, side-hustlers, and ambitious young women reading: Keep going. 2018 is all about women creating the world we want to live in and we are committing to the cause wholeheartedly. It's an exciting moment in time to see big technology companies commit to increasingly diverse workplaces (that means not only women, but women of colour and women with disabilities, too). Not to mention completely refreshing and energising to witness the female-led innovation coming out of such a hungry, agile workforce in an industry that has traditionally been dominated by men.
If you're interested in pursuing a STEM career, but don't want to go down the entrepreneur route — some of us thrive within the structure of permanent employment, and that's ok! — keep an eye on the diversity actions of your dream employer. Actions mean so much more than words right now, and some of the major tech companies have solid programs in place for women in tech. HP is a leader in this area, taking action that includes rolling out inclusive leadership training globally to combat unconscious bias and challenging stereotypes with its Reinvent Mindsets campaign. Here in Australia, HP is helping students improve their STEM skills through a collaboration with Code Camp, as well as the brand's own $500,000 HP Kids Fund program, which offers technology grants to deserving Aussie schools.
HP even partnered with a powerful Australian female leader in Katie Page, CEO of retail giant Harvey Norman, on the latest HP Spectre 13 laptop. Page consulted on the design of the laptop — which is about as chic as it gets with an ultra slimline body in ceramic white — available exclusively at Harvey Norman and the HP Online Store with a starting price of $2,299. But beyond looking good, the HP Spectre 13 laptop puts a motor behind your ambitions with unprecedented processing power and longer battery life.
To celebrate the launch of the HP Spectre 13 laptop — and to give you a spark of motivation to start innovating — we've rounded up 11 of the most inspirational quotes from female tech leaders. Pick your fave and turn it into a screen background as your daily reminder to strive.