With the rise of equal opportunities for women, it may come across as no surprise when you see a woman's name dominating the field of technology. Yet, female representation in science and technology still remains taboo to some extent and many people still go about trying to fit these tech ladies into their box of gender-role ideologies.
Having said that, many of the women in this rapidly evolving field have shared their thoughts and ideas as to how they live and breathe their career in an industry which is considered to be dominated only by men. Moreover, STEM is being replaced by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics). The importance lies in balancing them all. The organisation, WIT (Women in Technology) promotes the importance of a STEAM education amongst women.
This era of globalisation demands that there be a more gender diverse workforce, and that every person as an individual has the potential to take up anything as their career path. Be it me or women, intelligence has nothing to do with gender and everything to do with the mental and emotional capacity of a person, as both IQ and EQ play equally important roles in shaping personality and career.
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So we are no longer in the era where only an arts education is important, or only a science education is important. The sole purpose of speaking only about technology here, is the fact that despite so much change in education and how the modern world works, it is still considered by many as an unconventional role for women. Nonetheless, we have come a long way and the experiences of these women deserve to be celebrated and talked about.
Let's look at some of the experience of women in technology:
Infographic by: Venngage