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Inspiring Fifty


InspiringFifty is a non-profit that aims to increase diversity in tech by making female role models in tech more visible.

The Inspiring Fifty initiative was established by Janneke Niessen and Joelle Frijters to spotlight the incredible women excelling in tech careers, first in the Netherlands and increasingly around the world, and prove this is an industry in which women can and do thrive against unfavourable odds. Some you will know, others you might not- but all should be on your radar as kick ass women, who are the key driving forces behind top businesses. Women that will help shape the future and realise ground breaking innovation.

These trailblazers, innovators and boss women play a major role in challenging the industry’s norms of what makes a leader. The InspiringFifty are important role models for encouraging more girls and women in technology, as well as inspiring future leaders and entrepreneurs to follow in their footsteps. Role models must be seen to be truly effective… because seeing is believing. You can’t be what you can’t see.

Supporters of InspiringFifty, both men and women, champion women and minorities in tech and value the positive impact that increased diversity has on everything from business growth and innovation to culture and productivity. They recognize diversity and inclusion as a strategic opportunity. They know being a role model and acting upon that, is key in making a change.