Encourage women's involvement in tech at an early age

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The U.S Department of Labor predicts that the country will add 1.2 million tech-related jobs by 2022. However, you don't need hard data to tell you that all facets of the burgeoning economy will be touched by tech. Technological literacy is already essential for many jobs and that number is only growing.

As the future of work moves inexorably towards tech, it is shocking and troubling to see just how underrepresented women are in the tech world. Mirroring trends present pretty much industry-wide, Apple's recently released diversity report shows that women represent just 30 percent of its employees. This is (depressingly) 10 percent better than the tech sector as a whole.

What can explain this?

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