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The Woman Behind ‘Tech LadyMafia’—A Backchannel For Women In Tech

Aminatou Sow
Aminatou Sow is the co-founder of 'Tech LadyMafia,' a network of more than 2,000 women around the world who work in technology.

Note: This program is a rebroadcast.

About five years ago, Aminatou Sow was working for a technology company in Washington D.C. and came across an article detailing how few women work in tech. The statistic did not match her personal experience as she knew of a number of women working in tech-related fields, from NASA to the National Security Agency.

She decided to find a way to bolster the community and amplify their voices. She and a friend started the listserv ‘Tech LadyMafia’with a few dozen people, and it has since grown to include more than 2,000 women from all over the world. Sow is the keynote speaker at the annual Innovate Raleigh conference and delivers her address at Shaw University’s Estey Hall tomorrow at 4 p.m. Host Frank Stasio talks with Aminatou Sow, co-founder of Tech LadyMafia and co-host of hit podcast ‘Call Your Girlfriend.

Anita Rao is an award-winning journalist, host, creator, and executive editor of "Embodied," a weekly radio show and podcast about sex, relationships & health.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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