This Has To Happen Before Virtual Reality Can Succeed

The top minds in virtual reality agree.

Hi, I’m Helen Situ and for the past 2 years I’ve dedicated my life to virtual reality.

Representing NextVR, one of the most well-funded VR companies with $35M+ capital raised, I’ve spoken at numerous conferences, events, and my thoughts have appeared everywhere from Yahoo Tech to USA TODAY.

But I’ve noticed something unsettling. There are very few women in virtual reality.

To whoever is reading this, I’m sure that wherever you work, it’s true that the majority of your coworkers are male. In the tech industry, women only represent less than 20% of the workforce. We need to change this.

Inclusion of women in virtual reality is crucial.

Women bring a unique perspective. And the inclusion of them has never been more important in a technology where people are creating these incredibly powerful, emotional experiences where you’re shaping worlds.

I want there to be more women working in emerging technology.

❤ If you believe in getting more women and underrepresented groups into virtual reality, I’d love to talk to you. Click here to start a conversation with me on Twitter right now.

Follow me on Medium and Twitter, I will be sharing more of my thoughts on Virtual Reality regularly.

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