Women in APIs

Fostering diversity & talent
in the API community

Organisations need APIs, and APIs need people to bring them to life. At apidays, just like in the wider technology industry, we recognise the importance of diversity. Diversity that meets the challenges of today’s technology environment: ethical API strategies and business models; the best engineered API solutions; and teams where everyone feels included and where their contribution is valued.

Despite our best efforts, at apidays we share diversity challenges common in the technology industry. Participation falls short of reflecting the broader population, let alone the potential users of our solutions. We are committed to changing this, with our Women In APIs program. We see a huge community of people in APIs beyond those who design, code, and maintain APIs. People who manage projects, design business strategies, help customers succeed, found or lead businesses, direct marketplaces, run DevRel, market or evangelise APIs. People who lobby, write laws or influence public policy. From this wide population, we want to reach out to more people: to give them opportunities and encouragement to showcase their work and be more widely appreciated for their talent and contribution.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

Members of our community are as diverse and as widely spread around the world as the nature of the API activities and industries they work in.  Register here for free membership which gives you access to our programs, professional networking events and others in our community. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you!

CONNECT

Connecting with our community gets you an invitation to our slack channel, the opportunity to get to know other members and advance notice of Women In API activities and events.

COACH or MENTOR

Registering as one of our experienced API and industry/technology professionals as a coach / mentor provides the opportunity for others to learn from you as well as giving you the opportunity to broaden your own personal network in other industries, API domains and/or geographies.

LEARN

Registering for one of our volunteer-led programs helps you build skills and grow your network in and around APIs.

VOLUNTEER

The Women In APIs initiative continues to grow from strength to strength and there are always ways in which people can help. If you'd like to get involved with planning and executing events, designing and delivering new programs, or contributing your skills in other ways; please get in touch at womeninapis@apidays.io

UPCOMING EVENTS

Get/Speaking​

The overarching goal of the Get/Speaking initiative is to broaden the number of talented API professionals with experience, credibility and confidence to share more of their experiences and stories.

The program is run across four activities: 

  • 3 x 90 minute peer-to-peer coaching sessions with one facilitator and up to six participants 
  • 1 x 1 hour 1-on-1 session with a coach. 

Get/Connecting​

Women In APIs virtual networking event to strengthen connections across the global community.  

Our Women In APIs community represents a global group of people who are passionate and committed about growing the visibility and impact of people in and around APIs. We help people build confidence with talking and writing in public domains such as technical conferences.

Our next quarterly GET /Connecting community networking event is coming up on 24 June 2021.

As a truly global community, and we are offering two options on the same day to accommodate as members as possible across different time zones.

  • Session 1 (AsiaPac and EMEA): 9.30-10.45am CET, 2.30-3.45pm Singapore, 5.30-6.45pm AEST)
  • Session 2 (EMEA and Americas): 7.30-8.15pm CET, 1.30-2.45pm NYT and 10.30am-11.45pm PT)

MENTORS / COACHES

Claire Barrett

Strategy Translator and Women In APIs Lead at APIsfirst

Maria Garcia Luengo

Innovation Strategy & Program Management at Amadeus

Isabelle Reusa

API Consultant, Chairwoman at apidays Paris & Founder of Women in APIs

Melissa van der Hecht

Field CTO at Kong

Christina Voskoglou

Senior Director of Research at SlashData

Ilona Koren-Deutsch

Accessibility Lead and Content Developer at Nuna

Morgan Kastner

Worldwide Sales Lead - API Security at Ping Identity

Marjukka Niinioja

Founding Partner of Osaango

Laura La Manna

Senior Software Engineer at TeamSystem

WHO HELPS US PARTNERS

At Stoplight, fueling the future of a diverse pipeline of API enthusiasts, developers, and creators is incredibly important to us. We recognize that creativity, ethical innovation and sustainable growth can only happen when all diverse experiences are brought to the table. We are partnering with Women in APIs to highlight the impactful stories of women in technology from around the world to inspire the next generation of technologists to join the ever-growing API community. We all win by building together.

At Twilio, we strive to build equity, equality, and belonging into the overall strategy of the company. Diversity is best measured in actions, not words. Our goal is to create a space for underrepresented communities by removing barriers to access, going where others don’t, and building bridges to make tech more representative. This is why we are partnering with Women in APIs, to help empower the current and future generation of women in tech, and support the voices and actions of all women in the API community. We’re excited about the what can be achieved through this partnership.