Ever since YouTube’s rise to popularity in 2005, vlogging has been one of the most popular forms of online content, and tech vloggers have been some of the top creators in the field. However, tech vlogging, much like the wider tech industry, has always struggled with a lack of diversity.
Whether in the world of reviews, unboxing, or tutorials, females YouTubers in tech are few and far between. Whilst there are countless talented women producing video content on YouTube – some of whom are stars racking up subscribers in the millions – there are fewer famous female youtubers in the tech space, and this has been the case for as long as the format has existed.
There is a silver lining – the women in tech helping bridge the gap in vlogging are some of the most creative and successful creators in the industry. We’ve made a list of some of the best female YouTubers leading the way in tech below.
Charli isn’t all tech - she caught our attention when she created a really thoughtful video about her experience working in a male-dominated industry, as a female designer in the tech industry. Her channel CharliMarieTV is worth a watch for the variety of content she produces related to design, personal development (check out her video on setting goals!) and learning to code.
Sara Dietschy really loves her tech. She releases a few videos a week on her channel, covering the latest must-have gear, and also has interesting videos about other subjects, such as her travels and career. Be sure to check out her great video on how to create a podcast!
Blondie Bytes’ YouTube channel is great for those who really want to learn how to code well. Her videos are often in-depth and explain all kinds of processes, from beginning skills such as HTML and CSS, through to advanced tech skills like developing a chatbot.
Carrie Anne Philbin
Carrie Anna Philbin hosts the Youtube channel Geek Gurl Diaries, where she produces lessons on coding and videos encouraging young people to enter the tech industry. She is also the author of Adventures in Rasberry Pi, a great book for kids to learn how to code using Raspbery Pi.
iJustine has amassed a huge following over the past decade, as one of Youtube’s original famous female faces in tech. Since her tech channel iJustine exploded in popularity on YouTube, she has also turned up in television shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, The Bold and the Beautiful, and The Vampire Diaries.
Tech Me Out
This is one of our favourites - a must-follow for anyone who loves their gadgets! Check out her YouTube channel where you can see reviews of the latest tech, as well as interesting videos like ‘What’s on my iPhone?’ and ‘What’s in my Tech Travel Backpack’. She also has an Instagram account where she posts great motivational content, perfect for those making their way in the tech world.
Simone Giertz is a Swedish inventor, maker and robotics enthusiast. She makes great videos showing off her skills, her YouTube channel is always fun, and very accessible to those at any skill level who are interested in seeing some (often crazy) inventions coming to life!
Girl Knows Tech
Marie-Philippe, owner of Girl Knows Tech, is a software engineering student from Montreal, who writes about coding and other tech tips, and is an inspiring woman in tech who has a passion for diversity. Check her out!
Coding Blonde is breaking the ancient stereotype of blondes being less intelligent, by showing just how much she knows about tech, and teaching it to her audience, empowering them to enter the world of tech – take a look at her channel.
Erica Griffin, aka ‘The Technology Nerd’ has a real passion for all things tech that shows through in her very successful YouTube channel (she’s racked up over 700,000 subscribers!). The self-confessed nerd has tons of great content about her favourite tech gear, her views on the latest from the world of tech, and much more.
Estefannie Explains it All
Estanfannie does what her channel name says – she explains really cool tech stuff in each video, from start to finish. She never fails to come up with original ideas - in one video she creates an automated French press! It also help that she has a great sense of humour, which makes her videos really watchable!
We discovered Mayuko when we came across her video ‘A day in the life of a software engineer’ – it’s a good example of the kind of relatable video she makes, teaching her subscribers about tech skills whilst showing what it’s like to work in a tech role. She also has a great video on interview tips for tech jobs.
Jen is big on science, and her videos show just how much passion she has for scientific experiments and making a bang. She regularly uploads videos of her latest endeavour in the name of science, from creating her own Minecraft game controller to building a solar-powered portable charger.
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