Posted November 17, 2021 by Mark Perna
Episode Title: Why Tech Needs Women of All Ages
Women aren’t the only ones who benefit when they pursue tech careers. The technology field as a whole needs the talent they bring. Here’s why, next on The Perna Syndicate.
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You’re now in The Perna Syndicate—welcome! This week, we’ve been talking about why more women need to pursue STEM and technology-related careers. Their voice needs to be heard as technology continues to change our future.
Despite the inequities that the industry needs to solve, there are great opportunities for women in tech. But how does tech benefit from women joining its workforce?
Somi Arian, whom I’ve quoted all week on this topic, believes that women approach technology challenges and solutions differently than men. In general, she says, women tend to adjust well to ambiguity and uncertainty. This allows them to round out the solutions that technology is striving to create. Of course, this is a win not just for women in this field, but also for the rest of the world who will benefit from better tech.
And of course, tech is not just for young women. Women exploring tech fields later in their career should also be empowered. Arian says that although something like coding is best learned at an early age, there are many ways that older women can thrive in a tech career. Their deeper work and life experience can give them an advantage in designing and engineering solutions to our everyday problems.
Employers and educators alike can help address the tech gender gap by taking an active stance on this issue. Encouraging women of all ages to explore STEM careers is beneficial to everyone.
Tomorrow, we’ll talk about empowering another minority group in the workplace: Hispanic youth. But they won’t be a minority for long. We’ll see you back here tomorrow on The Perna Syndicate for more. Take care!