It's the year 2016, and unfortunately, we still meet big inequalities between women and men, but I would say we're on a good path to “balance“. Of course, there will never be perfect equality, that is just impossible; it's like yin and yang, you need black in white and white in black. But concerning the Stem field, women in STEM need to consider studying, excelling and building up their career. Look at successful STEM companies, many of them are lead by women: Xerox, Google, General Motors, etc. But no one pays attention to that; doesn´t mean it can't be true. This cliché of women, stationed in the kitchen and taking care of children, should be erased from the minds of ladies and gentlemen. I know you might say that this seems natural since this is how was for centuries, and it was, it shouldn't be anymore. The time is different, everything is going forward, everything is changing. Before men were seen as the predator, but now there are many possible leaders. That is what we call evolution.
Zhou Qunfei is today’s world's richest female tech founder, originally from a poor family from a rural mainland China. Qunfei runs today's most successful company for glass phone and tablet covers that supply both Samsung and Apple. But how did her story begin? Back to China’s countryside in 1993, Qunfei left her hometown at the age of 23 to work in a glass factory in Shenzen. It didn’t take long until she got tired of the long hard work routine, so she left to start her own glass manufactory next-door. She promised to their clients an even higher quality of watch lenses. Qunfei self-developed a complex screen-printing process that allowed her to improve prints for current glasses.
Ruth Porat is representative of the future of Silicon Valley. Her move westward is indicative of Silicon Valley businesses moving towards a more gender balanced and investor conscious way of operating. This shows that even for a company as large and successful as Google is, the California tech industry is dynamic and ever-evolving. In making this move, Porat serves as a significant role model in the tech industry as a powerful woman at the forefront of a business who is driving internal changes to further the integrity of her organization and improve future products.