Why Women Don’t Code:
The world keeps making remarkable advances day in, day out. Yet, we find girls/women turning their back on coding and even on technology as a whole. The tech workforce is conveniently dominated by males despite the fact that there are more women than men in the world. A survey was taken to find out why women stay away from technology. Here are my findings:
- Lack of encouragement
- Child care
- Fear of its complexity
- Marginalization etc.
Why Women should code:
If you do identify with any of the ideas expressed above, listen very carefully to what i’m about to say. “You need to overhaul all that negativity and disbelief in yourself and face the facts”. There are alot of women like you who have and are currently making their mark in technology. Yes! Women In Tech. Women code. That’s the fact! And here’s why:
Technology rules the world. We now manage our daily activities digitally. Having the skills to power the machines that run our lives is empowering. Even if it’s just learning enough code to create a family website, how much better does it feel to be able to achieve that on your own instead of having to rely on others. Thus wasting expensive resource. Learning to code puts you in control. It is empowering.
Women have the edge:
Women are statistically the biggest consumers of technology. Catering for this audience requires insight into their needs and preferences. In a world where new ideas are welcomed and often thrive, there is no better position to be than as a women in the tech industry. The technology industry with its ideas and products have been male dominated and male orientated in the past few decades but this has started to shift. It is widely recognized that women are a largely untapped target market in the technology industry as they consume more technology products than men and still hold most of the household purchasing power. Creating only male orientated products is a huge oversight by the technology industry and this new wave of opportunity in creating products for women is just more likely to be capitalized upon by a woman or at least in a team with diversity.
Coding is Learnable:
Coding is pretty easy. With little or no resources you could master the art and build confidence in your self as a professional in the field. There are videos on youtube, courses on E-learn, Slatecube, Codecademy, Khanacademy, Udemy, Udacity etc. There are explanatory books you could read. There are clubs/organizations for girls who code like The Girl Lead Project, She Leads Africa, Google Women Techmakers etc.
Coding is the new literacy:
Years ago, people who could read and write controlled the future, now those who are at home with tech will shape the world we live in. You can use coding in every facet of your life, even if you don’t enter a job field that involves coding. You can use coding to make your own website or to program games. You can animate your YouTube videos, or make graphic designs. Programming is now being used in every profession, including medicine and airplane design. I even used coding to format this article.
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