This International Women’s Day, Firefox is raising awareness against bias, and raising a hand for equality.
We went to women in tech whose work we admire and asked them: what do you hope for women on the web? Here’s what they had to say:
More empowerment, less harassment
A theme emerged among responses to our prompt that could become a motto for how we achieve the web we want this year and every year after: more empowerment, less harassment.
Mozilla’s mission from the beginning has been to ensure that the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all, and empowerment is certainly a part of what we strive for. We’re committed to an internet that includes all people of the earth—where a person’s demographic characteristics don’t determine their online access, opportunities or quality of experience.
The more diverse and inclusive we can make the web, the better it will be for everyone.
If you’re interested in learning about online gender inclusion — and inclusion overall — check out:
- Our IRL podcast episode on what the internet would be like if more women built it. Listen >>.
- Our article on the status of open source gender inclusion. Read >>.
- Mozilla’s web inclusion prognosis in the Internet Health Report. Read >>.
- Mozilla’s 2018 diversity and inclusion disclosure. Read >>.
- Mozilla’s guidelines and policies to support gender transitioning colleagues. Read >>
Original article written by Liz Hull >