#SFWITWednesday: Weekly Roundup of Women in Tech News – Week of Aug 6, 2014

Sukrutha Bhadouria shares women in tech news about Susan Wojcicki rebooting YouTube, 5 noteworthy BlackGirlsCode apps, the demands of being a CEO Dad, Dreamforce focusing on women, and more.

Welcome to this week’s edition of salesforce.com’s Women in Tech Wednesday roundup! #SFWITWednesday

This week we read that Dreamforce focuses on highlighting women. We saw how Susan Wojcicki is rebooting YouTube, and meet the woman who began the movement that compelled tech companies to release their diversity data. We also read about BlackGirlsCode Apps that deserve attention, and amongst discussions about work-life balance for female CEOs, a male CEO shares his thoughts on choosing family over work.

Not Your Average Tech Conference: Dreamforce Highlights Women in Tech

“This year, we continue to harness the power of women in technology to highlight the idea that Dreamforce brings customers, partners and employees together to network, share, and inspire innovation.”

Read more here:
http://bddy.me/1o6K9xP

Rebooting YouTube

Susan Wojcicki built Google into a $55 billion advertising giant. Now she’s running YouTube. Her job: do it again.

Read more here:
http://www.fastcompany.com/3033534/rebooting-youtube

The Pinterest Engineer Who Pressed Tech Giants To Air Embarrassing Diversity Numbers – And How She Did It

“Before the recent wave of big technology companies releasing diversity data, there was a one-woman effort by Tracy Chou, a software engineer at the social bookmarking website Pinterest.”

Read more here:
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/blog/techflash/2014/07/diversity-pinterest-google-yahoo-facebook-twitter.html

Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

“As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO.”

Read more here:
http://maxschireson.com/2014/08/05/1137/

The 5 Best Black Girls Code Apps You Should Know

“Imagine if the next generation of tech mavens looked like our daughters and sisters?”

Read more here:
http://www.blackenterprise.com/news/the-5-best-black-girls-code-apps-you-should-know/

What other Women in Tech news did you see this week? How do you feel about these articles? Post in your comments below!

Sukrutha BhadouriaAbout the blogger:  Sukrutha Bhadouria is a Sr Member of Technical Staff at salesforce.com, and the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners. Follow Sukrutha on Twitter @sukruthasays and follow Salesforce WIT @salesforcewit to keep tabs on other great content and WIT events.

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#SFWITWednesday: Weekly Roundup of Women in Tech News – Week of Aug 6, 2014