Today’s society is obsessed with technology, we are always looking for the next big gadget to hit the market, or for the next big discovery. the demand for scientist & engineers is at its all-time high, but still with a demand so big there is still a disturbingly low percentage of females going in to the STEM fields.
Female representation in the fields has always been low, but in our era, were we are coming in terms with gender equality, celebrating woman’s freedom to express themselves, and to be free from the cast they were put in for many years, we are still seeing a slow rate in the involvement of women in the field.
Much can be, because of the lack of exposure young girls get, for years stem fields were always pushed towards boys, and those girls that showed interest in any of those fields were labeled a ‘’tomboy’’ , less female then the girls that played mom with their dolls .
Not only do females still face that, but those who do go into the fields have to endure sexism and mistreatment in their jobs.
Thankfully women aren’t allowing this suppression anymore, know they use their voices and knowledge to stand up for themselves and other.
In the recent years there has been many organizations created to bring exposer of them careers to young girls. programs like She Can STEM, not only do they expose girls to STEM fields, but they also introduce them to women that are achieving in their fields, like Bonnie Ross , who is the head of halo game studios at Microsoft
Celebrities are also bringing attention to the subject, supermodel & avid computer programmer Karlie Kloss founded a program called Kode with Klossy, to empower girls to learn to code and to get involved in computer programming.
As corny as it might sound the future is female .