It was only a few months ago when the first of these women to join the ranks of the Forbes 400 was a little girl named Wu.
This week, Empresses Wu hosts the first women in tech interview show, a weekly event where the top executives of the most powerful companies in the world sit down with women in the tech field to discuss the world of technology and what they’re working on.
The show is hosted by former President of Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz and the hosts are former COO and VP of Sales at Facebook, Anne-Marie Slaughter and former Chief Operating Officer of Instagram, Kristin Beck.
In addition to a handful of women, the panel includes many of the industry’s most famous women, including Sheryl Sandberg, who is also CEO of Facebook.
Empresses was created by the former CNN producer and executive producer, Annabelle Molloy, who said the show was created “to be a space for female entrepreneurs to have an open dialogue about the challenges that women face in tech.”
Molloy says the aim of the show is to “help women become the leaders in their fields, but also inspire women to become leaders in our own lives.”
The show’s goal is to be more than just a podcast; it is a place for women to get their stories out, share their best ideas and build their careers.
In its inaugural episode, Emporium hosts a panel of female entrepreneurs who are looking to get into tech, and the panelists are asked to share their experiences in the field.
“I’m in the startup world, so I feel like it’s a very, very diverse field,” Slaughter told me.
“But when I look at the men who are in it, I think it’s just very narrow.”
Slaughter, who has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, said that while she has been around a lot of men in tech, it has been her experience that men have always been more interested in women in a business role.
She said that women have always had a hard time because they are “always the underdog” and she has seen how that manifests itself in the business world.
“When I was a kid, I was always the kid in the room.
I was the girl with a big brother.
It was like a big boy’s dream, right?” she said.
While Slaughter was in the same class as Moskovits and Beck in the early days of the company, she said that it was a different experience.
Slaughter said she is not a big believer in the idea of being the best at everything, but when she was working in a very male-dominated industry, she felt she was always “the best at something.”
She said she realized that if she wanted to be the best in tech and make a difference in the lives of others, she had to find ways to break out of that mold and become a more effective, influential, and creative leader.
The women in Tech panel is a unique opportunity to get to know and work with some of the top tech executives in the country.
There are two different types of interviews the hosts do each week.
The first is a weekly “call-in” interview, where the women answer questions from the audience.
In the second, the host calls in to the panel.
Both sessions are recorded, and a full transcript of the conversation can be found on the show’s YouTube page.
After a few episodes, Slaughter decided to take a break from the show and create a podcast that would feature her conversations with women.
The program, called Emporia, will be a two-part series, with the first episode airing in September.
“It’s a chance to connect with women like you and the other female entrepreneurs that are really interested in what it’s like to be a woman in tech.
You’ll meet other women in your field and hear their stories and what it feels like to have to navigate a world where men are treated like gods and women are judged based on their gender,” Slaughter said.
Slaughter believes the show will help women understand how they can break through a male-centric business culture that has traditionally been male-centered.
And the program will allow the hosts to see what it takes to be successful in the technology industry.
One of the topics of discussion is the gender pay gap.
According to a 2015 report from PayScale, a financial consulting firm, women earn 76 cents for every dollar earned by men in the United States.
Women aren’t getting paid as much, and I think that that’s why we have a gender pay-