The home of data on female makers 👩‍💻

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FeMake is a combination of data and tools to understand, support, and celebrate female representation in the maker community.

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😊Hi Product Hunt, 🏡I'm very excited to be launching FeMake today, since this project touches close to home as a female maker on this platform. 🤔Since joining the maker community recently, I've been very pleasantly surprised by the positivity and support of females. However, when I looked at sites like 500 makers, I didn't see many women. So, I wanted to know: where does the maker community really stand in terms of inclusion, and more importantly, why might that be? 🐦I started with this tweet and the responses made it clear that I wasn't the only one who wanted to see this data. 📈So, I pulled all the maker and product data from the beginning of PH time (aka Nov 2013). After decoding over 40k names, I now had a view on the presence of women and how this has changed over time. More importantly, I think we as a community hopefully have a clearer view of the real picture: areas we can improve, areas we have improved, and something to measure moving forward. 🌟Finally, I wanted to make FeMake more than just a data center so I chose to include suggested tools and celebrate top female contributors, who have been influential in inspiring other women to join this movement. 💡If you'd like to understand my approach, reflection on the data, and why I even care about this project in the first place, you can read my article here. FeMake is also a part of Makers Festival under Inclusion, if you would like to vote for it. 💜Special thank you to a fellow female maker @tcodinat, who helped me create the amazing launch GIF and for sending me a customizable ProductHunt API script to play with. Also, thank you to @marie_dm_ and the entire Women Make community for helping me and other women to find their voice in tech.
@stephsmith74 @tcodinat @marie_dm @stephsmith In order to improve something, we need to measure it. Great job Steph for giving us the tool to evaluate the numbers so we can see the progress. I reckon it's especially useful for guys to see the ratio and a rough idea of gender diversity in the startups and the tech field as a whole. It certainly works better than some guys gut ;)
@stephsmith74 @tcodinat @marie_dm @morajabi Thank you Mo! I agree, without data, it's so difficult to really say where we're at and if we're improving. Hopefully we'll see some positive movement in the data over the next year
@stephsmith74 @tcodinat @marie_dm_ @stephsmith This was an ambitious project and you nailed it. 🔨 I think a lot of folks would shy away from making something like this due to the sheer amount of data. I know there was a good amount of manual work that also went into this. I admire you, nice job 😀
@stephsmith74 @tcodinat @marie_dm_ @sarah__jackson Thank you Sarah! It was overwhelming at first but totally worth it due to the community response. 💛
Such a great website to visualize the lack of female representation in the maker field. The different graphs & tables throughout the page really wrap it all together. Good job Steph!
@tcodinat Thank you Toni!! You were a huge help on the project and inspire me as a female maker. 🌟
Beautiful project. Do you have plans to add any more related data to the website? Seems like there's lots of possibilities there.
@dbrereton Yes, there certainly is room! Do you have any particular suggestions DK?
@dbrereton Thanks so much DK. 😊I would love to integrate more data outside of just PH! Do you have any specific ideas for where I should look?
@stephsmith @morajabi Would be curious to see stats for different online communities like IndieHackers and WIPchat. And info about female entrepreneurs in different tech hubs might also be cool.
@morajabi @dkb868 Ah this is a great idea! I will look into it. Thank you.

I'm glad someone took care of analyzing this data, it gives a good idea of where we are and the output worth a look.


Visualizations make it easy to read the result.



Super cool to see the results of your work so beautifully laid out ✨
@abadesi Thank you! 💫