This International Women's Day, "Breaking the 20%" proudly celebrates the indomitable spirit and groundbreaking contributions of women in technology and computing. Our journey through the annals of tech history has spotlighted the heroines who not only shaped the digital world but also paved the way for future generations of women in tech. We have also shone a light on the incredible journeys of women and girls who are breaking barriers and defying stereotypes in the tech world, from Cypriot girls conquering global tech competitions to leaders fostering communities for women in tech in Cyprus.

From Ada Lovelace, whose visionary work laid the foundation for computing, to the ENIAC's six brilliant women programmers who programmed the first electronic general-purpose computer, our podcast has shared the stories of women whose contributions have been pivotal yet underrecognized. We've celebrated Grace Hopper's revolutionary contributions to programming languages development and so much more, Margaret Hamilton's software engineering leadership that safely landed astronauts on the moon, and Radia Perlman's ingenuity that keeps our networks connected.

We've also shone a light on Elizabeth Feinler's work in organizing the internet's early architecture, Katie Bouman's contributions to capturing the first image of a black hole, and Marissa Mayer's influence on the development of Google and Yahoo. The creative genius of Roberta Williams, who pioneered graphic adventure games, Dame "Steve" Shirley's software company that challenged gender norms, and Sylvia Lundy's work who has allowed a human made creation to reach further than any human made object have ever reached to the edge of our solar system and beyond, have all been subjects of our admiration and celebration.

We've delved into stories that challenge and dispel myths about what a software engineer looks like, moving beyond the clichéd images to embrace the true diversity that drives technological advancement. Our discussions have ventured into the realms of maternity and AI, exploring how innovative solutions like Soula are revolutionizing support for mothers with the help of AI, and we've celebrated the triumphs of young talents on international stages.

Moreover, we've engaged in critical conversations about the shifting role of women in technology, examining the roots of current disparities and envisioning a future shaped by equality. Our journey with guests like Josie Christodoulou, the Commissioner for Gender Equality, and leaders of Women in Tech Cyprus, has underscored the importance of community, support, and strategic action in advancing gender equality in tech.

Yet, as we honor these trailblazers, we also recognize the stark reality: women still represent only about 20% of the tech industry. This International Women's Day is not just a celebration but a call to action. "Breaking the 20%" is committed to not only sharing the stories of women who have made history but also to inspiring and supporting the next generation of women in technology.

Let's use today to commit to change. To support, mentor, and advocate for women in tech. To create spaces where women's contributions are not just celebrated one day a year, but every day. Together, we can continue to break barriers and forge a future where women in technology are no longer the exception but the norm.

Here's to the women who have shaped our digital past, to those defining our present, and to the future generations who will continue to innovate and lead. Your brilliance lights the way forward. Happy International Women's Day!