4. What are some of the challenges for women in technology?
One challenge is there are simply not enough of us. There’s a pipeline problem, not enough women are interested in studying STEM subjects for the workforce to be 50% female.
But that’s not all. Women who studied and made it into the workforce often drop off because of their experience in the workplace: micro aggressions, discrimination, lack of support, gas lighting and harassment, difficulty to reconcile family life with work. To name a few hurdles, there are more.
And let’s not forget about those women are not sufficiently supported to climb the ladder, (the ‘missing middle’ of female management), and leave standard employment to become entrepreneurs.
This is a mile long topic, I’m just touching on a few ideas, but I hope they help to illustrate the reality.