Recently, I read an article in Glamour magazine ~ women in tech: we really do need more! I love what they are doing to throw some light on the lack of women in high-level tech jobs. I wanted to write about it as well in order to get the word out. Tech was definitely not something that I ever thought about in college or high school. I was good at math but I never thought I liked computers. Now, I think that maybe I did have an interest there that I didn’t know even know that I had.
- Women make up 48% of the workforce and hold just 24% of the jobs in science, technology, engineering and math.
- The average woman’s salary is 33% higher in science, tech, engineering and math.
- Tech skills are in very high demand. The more valuable your skills the better!
- Take a computer science or IT class at a community college.
- Just dive in and do it. Doing is the best way of learning.
- Draw attention to yourself! Show off a little instead of just focusing on getting the job done.
- Play computer games. Video games don’t have to be only for the guys!
- Just go for it! Don’t be afraid of what society thinks of you or the stereotypes that are involved in any industry.
- Even if your background isn’t in tech, it’s not too late! Many of today’s top tech entrepreneurs had nontechnical backgrounds. Zynga founder Mark Pincus majored in economics; Groupon’s Andrew Mason was a music major.
What do you think about these facts?
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