Sphero Celebrates Women in Tech

Leader in Connected Play Highlights Other Female Leaders in
Technology Industry

BOUDLER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sphero, the leader in connected play, is taking the lead on celebrating
women in a male-dominated field. In conjunction with International
Women’s Day on March 8, Sphero is recognizing leaders in the
tech industry throughout the month of March with an online and social
series that reveals these women’s passions and experience in the
field. Five women from across the country will be featured starting
March 8, 2016 at www.sphero.com/women-in-tech.

On average, women hold a mere 30% off all jobs across the tech industry.
However, women’s growth in the field is a staggering rate of 238% faster
than men, showcasing the wide road being paved for future women pursuing
tech related careers.

Through a series of photos and video features, Sphero aims to inspire
the next generation of programmers and makers. The inaugural list
includes:

  • Ruthe Farmer – Chief Strategy & Growth Officer at National
    Center of Women in Tech (NCWIT)
  • Andrea Chaves – The Young Woman’s Leadership School of Astoria
  • Anita Castellan – Licensing Manager at LUCASFILM
  • Nicole Glaros – Chief Product Officer at TechStars
  • Claire Tindall – Sr. Director of Marketing
    + Communications at Sphero

Recognizing the successes of women in tech will in turn help other women
and girls see their potential in the field. Nicole Glaros work
with Techstars allows her to build upon her passion for diversity in the
tech industry on a daily basis. “Being a white male in the tech
industry? How do you make a name for yourself? It’s easier when you’re a
woman.”

The first profile will be launched on March 8, with one woman being
featured each week. Stories will be at www.sphero.com/women-in-tech
as well as on Sphero’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

About Sphero
Sphero creates
robots injected with humanity and personality. That’s what we know, what
we love, and who we are. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and
software are changing the way people play, learn, and explore by fusing
emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. As the
industry leader in Connected Toys, we are defining the future of fun.
Playtime just got real.

Contacts

Sphero
Claire Tindall, 719-964-5865
Claire@sphero.com