On Friday evening, I was surprised to open my email after only a few hours and find that I had over 100 unread messages. For someone who almost always has inbox zero this was quite the anomaly! When I looked at my Twitter mentions, I figured out why.
What a pleasant surprise! I was featured in The Huffington Post's Women In Tech You Need To Follow On Twitter article.
I am listed as number twelve, but as I looked through the set of tweeters featured, I was surprised to see that I recognized very few. I couldn't help but wonder how many were actual women in tech rather than women near tech. Indeed, my fear was confirmed when the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Twitter account pointed out that "@Huffposttech list seems short on practicing technologists (tho @gailcarmichael rocks!)."
The good news is that not only do we have an awesome list of technical women on Twitter (tech-women2follow), but I also noticed that you can submit new suggestions of women to include on the original article's list! You just click "Add a Slide" and then sign in using Facebook, Twitter, or one of several other options. (I didn't try it myself, so I'm not sure what's involved after that.) If you know some awesome women in tech who deserve to be on the list, please do go and suggest them. Or perhaps you can even add yourself!
In the meantime, I have to go think of some interesting things to tweet about. I feel like I have a larger audience to please now and don't want to disappoint. ;)