Women in APIs

Fostering diversity & talent
in the API community

Organisations need APIs, and APIs need people to bring them to life. At apidays, just like in the wider technology industry, we recognise the importance of diversity. Diversity that meets the challenges of today’s technology environment: ethical API strategies and business models; the best engineered API solutions; and teams where everyone feels included and where their contribution is valued.

Despite our best efforts, at apidays we share diversity challenges common in the technology industry. Participation falls short of reflecting the broader population, let alone the potential users of our solutions. We are committed to changing this, with our Women In APIs program. We see a huge community of people in APIs beyond those who design, code, and maintain APIs. People who manage projects, design business strategies, help customers succeed, found or lead businesses, direct marketplaces, run DevRel, market or evangelise APIs. People who lobby, write laws or influence public policy. From this wide population, we want to reach out to more people: to give them opportunities and encouragement to showcase their work and be more widely appreciated for their talent and contribution.


Members of our community are as diverse and as widely spread around the world as the nature of the API activities and industries they work in.  Register here for free membership which gives you access to our programs, professional networking events and others in our community. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you!


Connecting with our community gets you an invitation to our slack channel, the opportunity to get to know other members and advance notice of Women In API activities and events.


Registering as one of our experienced API and industry/technology professionals as a coach / mentor provides the opportunity for others to learn from you as well as giving you the opportunity to broaden your own personal network in other industries, API domains and/or geographies.


Registering for one of our volunteer-led programs helps you build skills and grow your network in and around APIs.


The Women In APIs initiative continues to grow from strength to strength and there are always ways in which people can help. If you'd like to get involved with planning and executing events, designing and delivering new programs, or contributing your skills in other ways; please get in touch at womeninapis@apidays.io


4 Steps to Speaking Sessions

The overarching goal of the 4 Steps to Speaking initiative is to broaden the number of talented API professionals with experience, credibility and confidence to share more of their experiences and stories.

The program is run across four activities: 

  • 3 x 75 minute peer-to-peer coaching sessions with one facilitator and up to six participants 
  • 1 x 1 hour 1-on-1 session with a coach. 

4 Steps to Speaking (Cohort #4)

22 Sept, and 6 and 20 Oct (Asia Pacific & EMEA)

4 Steps to Speaking (Cohort #5)

30 Sept, and 14 and 28 Oct (EMEA & Americas)


Claire Barrett

Strategy Translator and Women In APIs Lead

Emma Kriskinans

Marketing Director at Tyk

Isabelle Reusa

API Consultant, Chairwoman at apidays Paris & Founder of Women in APIs

Melissa van der Hecht

Principal Architect and Field CTO at Kong

Marjukka Niinioja

Founding Partner of Osaango

Ilona Koren-Deutsch

Technical Documentation Manager at Twitch

Morgan Kastner

Worldwide Sales Leader - PingIntelligence at Ping Identity

Christina Voskoglou

Senior Director of Research at Slashdata

Rebecca Fitzhugh

Director, Developer Relations at Rubrik

Laura La Manna

Senior Software Engineer at TeamSystem