Imagine the Future for Women and Technology – Guest Blog Post

We’re proud to feature this guest blog post by Laura Shapiro, an absolute nonprofit technology rockstar who uses Soapbox Engage to work online wonders at Global Fund for Women. Those wonders include powering the IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology campaign’s online fundraising and advocacy efforts with Soapbox Engage.

By Laura Shapiro
Director of Online Communications,
Global Fund for Women

As Director of Online Communications for Global Fund for Women, I work at the intersection of social justice and technology. It’s impossible for me to be active in the online space without noticing the limitations and even the dangers burdening women in tech – socially, economically, and creatively.

That’s why I’m happy to be part of our new IGNITE campaign. IGNITE: Women Fueling Science and Technology, is a global campaign and media project that explores the roles of science and technology in advancing gender equality. We’re looking at the great work that’s being done by women in the STEM fields now, and envisioning a more just, more creative, more innovative future.


In this video, women leading change in the technology sector help us imagine a future where the digital gender gap is closed, and make the case for empowering women and girls in technology and science.

We’ve also partnered with UN Women to create a petition demanding equal access to – and control of – technology for women and girls worldwide. The petition asks for the removal of all barriers to women in the science and technology fields, including increasing investment in girls’ science and technology education, and ensuring women’s and girls’ full participation as developers and innovators.

Please join me in taking action to end the gender technology gap. Sign the petition and be the spark that ignites a new generation!

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