By Sarah Smith
There is a growing emphasis placed today on women in technology. In the past, however, women faced stereotypes that prevented them from pursuing jobs in tech. The recent movie “Hidden Figures” is an eye-opener, showcasing early progress made by women of color working for NASA. The idea that black women had a big hand in pushing the use of computer programming has been hidden for too long. Films like these serve as an inspiration for people, women and minorities to engage in science and technology.
There are growing numbers of women today who have made major cuts in the tech field in 2016, and who demonstrate similar strength and determination. The recent STEM initiatives are admirable and should have a continuous stream of support. STEM programs encourage young people to pursue science and technology focused education. There has been some criticism about STEM, in that if these initiatives are pursued to their logical end, the arts would suffer and be displaced. Put in another way, arts appreciation should be included in STEM, making way for STEAM. Proponents say that with STEAM, there would be more creative use of technology.
The infographic below is an inspiring example of how women have managed to be creative, work hard, and make their name in technology – regardless of labels and acronyms. Read on to appreciate and emulate.
About the Author
Sarah Smith is a businesswoman who is enjoying success with her career in the tech industry. She’s a philanthropist and a speaker who shares her success story to empower and inspire other women.
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