Women Who Code

I was reading an article the other day about one of Google’s top security engineers (Paris Tabriz) when I stumbled upon another great (albeit older) article on the topic of why we need women coders. ¬†Seeing that I have written before on the power of coding, engineering, and all things that promote penetrating a wider audience for skills that may have “traditionally” been reserved for certain molds of people – I figured it would be another great chance to share a similar perspective that is backed up with some alarming stats.

I found the following excerpt especially compelling:

Why code? Just look at the stats. According to Code.org, jobs in computer science are growing at two times the national average. By 2020, there are expected to be one million jobs in tech and programming. But while 57% of bachelor’s degrees are earned by women, only 12% of computer science degrees are held by women. Resources are being upped across the board to help get non-scientifically minded individuals of all ages and genders involved in the emerging field, but many feel it’s of utmost importance to extend an extra long arm to young women.

Here’s the full article. ¬†Enjoy!

Til Next Time,

Michael

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