There is more to technology than 0s and 1s. Guest Editor Christine Vanderpool leads an inspiring cohort of women in tech who are driving business innovation, empowering their teams, and building a path for others in the ever-changing field.

Christine Vanderpool
VP of IT Strategy, Architecture & Security
Florida Crystals


Christine Vanderpool takes her personal mission statement from Mahatma Gandhi: “The sign of a good leader isn’t how many followers you have but how many leaders you create.”

Throughout her time within cybersecurity, Vanderpool has worked to keep up with the ever-changing environment of technology while lifting others up the ladder along the way. She sits on the board and women’s committee of Tech Hub South Florida, nonprofit that focuses on growing technical education programs in school systems as well as government and business environments.

“[Tech] is the way of the future,” she notes. “The amount of devices that are all going to be interconnected is growing exponentially, and the need for more and more IT professionals is just going to continue to grow, too.”

As guest editor of Profile’s Women in Tech issue, Vanderpool leads an impressive and inspiring group of women who are driving business innovation, empowering their teams, and building a path for others in the ever-changing field.

Like many industries, tech still faces gender inequality. In a 2021 survey by New View Strategies, one in three women in tech say they experience gender bias at their workplace. Dive into more insights to better understand women’s experience within the tech field.

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