The modern world realises that women can do everything. And although that might be a common generalisation, studies do show that women are driven to be more successful entrepreneurs than men, but, the bad news is that many don’t have even the basic tech skills to help them get any further.
From putting together a simple website to more in-depth software and app development, it is clear that software is the language of our world: we need it to do our jobs. This means that whether or not future jobs involve programming, in five years time it will be critical to be able to perform a coding task.
“This is not primarily about equipping the next generation to work as software engineers, it is about promoting computational thinking. Computational thinking is how software engineers solve problems. It combines mathematics, logic and algorithms, and teaches you a new way to think about the world,” says Dan Crow, The Guardian contributor.
Gone are the days where only men were good at computer skills. Soon, not knowing the language of computers will become as challenging as being illiterate in today’s world. If women can overcome the ‘fear’ of the men-coding stereotype, coding will soon break the barrier and encourage true gender equality.
Job opportunities will be more
Given the current tech trends, every new job that any woman goes into will require them to use a computer. Even non-coding jobs will be augmented by computer skills, or overridden completely… by robots. This means that the key to future-proofing your role is to upskill yourself.
It empowers girls
Because all women foresee their future to be the ‘mother’ of the house, time is of the essence. Goodbye 8 to 5. Knowing the skills shortage in this particular field, and the fact that programming can be done remotely (as long as you have a good internet connection and PC), then this job is one of the most flexible, high-paying jobs in the digital world. Plus, many traits that women are known to possess, such as strong communication skills and multitasking, are crucial in coding.
Additionally, the bigger the media hype is about something, the more women are interested in trying something out. Industries need to prop up female coders so that young women have more role models to look up to in this field. As we do this, it will encourage girls to study computer science, and in turn, future generations will be better equipped to build strong companies.
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