March 8, 2022
For International Women’s Day 2022, we asked our SoapBox colleagues to share their reflections on what IWD means to them.
Here are some of the responses we received:
I see IWD as a way for both women and men to celebrate women, their amazing achievements, and also to shine a spotlight on the areas where there is still a gender bias.Alanda Corcoran, Senior Sales Operations Manager
For me, International Women’s Day is about my daughter growing up in a world where her gender is never a limitation to her aspirations.Martyn Farrows, CEO
International Women’s Day can have a different meaning for everyone, but for me it is a day to highlight the great work that my fellow colleagues here at SoapBox Labs do everyday to create an unbiased workplace. #BreakTheBiasSusan Wyer, Office Manager
On this International Women’s Day it’s clear to anyone who picks up a newspaper and reads the headlines that we need more female energy, power, and influence in the world — in business, yes, and in every other facet of our lives too.Niamh Bushnell, CMO
At SoapBox, we’re proud to have a gender-diverse team across our Engineering, Speech Technology, Product, Sales, and Marketing departments, and know that our diversity is one of our greatest assets.
Here are a few articles, interviews, and presentations by some of the amazingly talented women at the company, and their incredible contributions to the speech technology industry:
- Technology Magazine: 5 Minutes With: Amelia Kelly, SoapBox Labs
- Fluency: Understanding every phoneme, by Agape Deng, Computational Linguist
- Why CLMs are better than generic language models, by Lora Lynn O’Mahony, Computational Linguist
- TEDx Talk: How Technology Transforms a Child’s Reading Journey, by Dr. Patricia Scanlon, Founder
- Repetitions: An important new data point for teachers, by Brenda McGuirk, Product Manager
- The Education Report: Q&A with Adrianna Mosakowska, Head of Demand Generation at SoapBox Labs
Join us in celebrating all the amazing women out there who inspire us and make the world better everyday. There’s a long way to go to close the gender gap, but we can do it one day at a time by committing to #BreakTheBias.
Image credit: Ranilson Arruda