Prior to founding Girls in Tech, Adriana Gascoigne was one of very few women working at a startup. “I’d look around the room every day and see that there was a huge problem of representation. I knew we needed to change the culture of the company to recruit more women and benefit more women, but we also needed diversity in product development,” she recalled. “If you have a diverse team, your product is going to be more successful. I think having a diverse group of people helps you to make a better product in the end.”