This past week we had a class of 24 students. Two of them were women. We had two instructors, one woman, one man.
This was a level 300 course for technologists.
I was glad that the two female students were just as out-spoken as their male counterparts.
In my experience, that ratio is about right for the students in the classes I teach.
What do we need to do to encourage more women into these jobs?
What do we need to do to keep women in these jobs?
It starts with helping girls find a comfortable place to explore the sciences. And not just computer science. We are losing women all the time and we should be finding ways to encourage each other.
Here are a few girl-focused events to look. Mentor. Attend. Take part.
Engineers week is in February, with Girls day on February 25. What do you plan to do to make a difference?
Big thanks to Molly Bukowski from Teza Technologies for contacting me and bringing this back into focus for me and giving me the kick in the pants I needed to get back to writing.
I was recently contacted by Molly Bukowski from Teza Technologies about this problem. They are trying to do something about it.