What’s Holding Girls Back From Tech Careers? (Infographic)
“Girls are just as good at boys are at computer science, but their misconceptions hold them back.”
By Jessica Stllman (Editor, Women 2.0)
Here on Women 2.0 we publish plenty of stories about the pipeline problem and how to get more women interested in STEM, from interviews with Google exec Megan Smith about making science way less boring to tales from the elementary school trenches where geek girls often face down stereotypes and innovative approaches to changing the narrative around computer science.
These posts offer plenty of explanations, statistics and possible fixes, but what if you want all the basic facts about getting girls interested in computer science pulled together in one place? Then Play-i, the makers of robots designed to teach kids to code (and recent recipients of $1 million in seed funding) have the infographic for you. Check it out below:
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Jessica Stillman (@entrylevelrebel) is an editor at Women 2.0 and a freelance writer with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She writes a daily column for Inc.com and has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM and Brazen Careerist, among others.
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