In recent years, there has been a rising concern about the lack of women in tech roles. On International Women’s Day 2019, this issue has been in the limelight, all the more.
Debating about a subject can surely be a great way to spread awareness. It’s healthy, no doubt. But to bring about a real change, perhaps we need to do more than just talk about the lack of women in STEM? Let’s put into practice what we’ve been preaching.
As a woman who has been associated with STEM for the past 15 years, it’s upsetting for me to see that over these years, the figures haven’t changed much. Statistics show that in 8 leading tech companies of the world, women are highly underrepresented in the workforce. At companies like Microsoft and Google, female employees make up a mere one-third of the total workforce.