How 2008 is a testament of this, as

How the rights of Women evolved over history, how their grip tightened over industries, how the internet changed  and how they began leading tech sectors.”…Skirmishes are being won everywhere- be it at the home, the office or major tech industries as the gender has began to justify it potential and laid down bricks to build a monument of change…”At the beginning, an Apple changed the world order.Eve taking a single bite changed the course of humankind (or as I must aptly call it in the context, Mankind). It changed the balance in favor of the gender on the other side of the scale. Since then, the rise of patriarchy, backed by the orthodox mindset of the Church and other conservative sects of the society, portrayed women to be a housewife, whose sole modus operandi was to take care of the domestic chores. History traces back the topple in the balance to two events which were significant in the proliferation of modern democratic and human rights ideals: The French Revolution and Industrial Revolution of Britain. On one side of the spectrum, the demand for equal political rights gained traction, while on the other side there was an increase in the employment of women in textile, iron and mining industries. This was one of the first instances where women started to use their own ability and discretion to control machinery. While the employability of the group increased, they even took to lead change in the previously backward sections of the society. The ripples of this change began to spread with the aid of other popular movements in the international community through the mid-18th and early 19th Centuries.And so with the topple of the dominos and the rise of feminism, women began to create headline for spearheading innovations in the fields of design, arts, technology and science.The wings of the previously caged doves began to soar, as they were promoted to top ranking positions in tech giants. Sheryl Sandberg, a self made billionaire who became Facebook’s chief operating officer in 2008 is a testament of this, as with her assignment the company’s revenues drastically. Personifying the lessening in gaps of the genders’ place in the world, these women leaders in corporate sectors, began to undertake a change to rally the demographics in their favour- and increased the employment of women in their companies. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, who has been increasingly outspoken about the gender gap in Silicon Valley, has rapidly increased the number of female employees working there from 24% to 30%. Over that same time period, the number of women working at Google has grown by just 1% to 31%.In 1994, Anita Borg and Telle Whitney founded the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in computing, metamorphosing a conference by and for women computer scientists. Personalites at par with Borg began to create organisations which worked as Trade Unions for women, wherin problems faced could be prevented from further occuring.This changing tide gave an impetus to a shift in the role of women on the internet itself. New policies began to be formulated on the protection and privacy of genders by legislations across the globe, as people began to sensitise. In the international forum itself, the organizations like the United Nations and the European Union began to give way and collaborate with organizations supporting women. Organizational movements like HeForShe have advocated achieving equality by encouraging men and boys as agents of change and take action against negative inequalities faced by women and girls and their image on the internet.While this is somewhat motivating news, it’s important to keep in mind that the sample size for women is much lesser than it is for men because only 6.4% female are involved in tech. And while that number has increased nearly 50% since last year—it rose from 21 to 32. Also a report reveals that women occupy only 11% of executive positions at Silicon Valley companies; only 9% of executive officers in Silicon Valley are women and only 25% of IT jobs are held by women which is melancholic. It points out that there still exists a plethora of work to do. Governments have taken pledges, companies have targeted to improve the ratio and individuals have become aware.But the momentum gained from the fight has given the world a stronger will to fight and advocate a greater proportion of gender equality. Skirmishes are being won everywhere- be it at the home, the office or major tech industries as the gender has began to justify it potential and laid down bricks to build a monument of change.