A new study finds that dads with daughters are more cognizant of the obstacles faced by women in the workplace.
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“Women who want to work in this field still feel that it is weird or that men may not accept them. This needs to change,” writes ThoughtWorks’ CTO.
In historically male-dominated fields, women are rising to the challenge.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
This week, we celebrate the rise of women – “Of the computer science majors graduating in 2013 from Harvard, women make up 41%. And although only 25% of science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) jobs are currently held by women, the numbers are beginning to shift. Between January of 2011 and 2012, the number of women in the IT field jumped by more than 28%,” boasts MBA Online.
In my research for CodeEd, I’ve learned that K-12 computer science offerings are actually on the decline.
By Jenny Ye (Summer Intern, CodeEd)
This summer, I’ve been tutoring in New York and developing curriculum for CodeEd, a startup organization that has been bringing computer science to middle school girls in underserved communities since 2010. I am currently studying computer science at Harvard University and I grew up in New York City in the heart of Chinatown, where I first got involved with direct service and organizing.
Working with CodeEd has been an incredibly rewarding experience and such a great way to combine my two passions of technology and community work.