In a Historically Male-Dominated Field, Women are Finally Taking On the Tech Industry

Screen Shot 2012 11 11 at 5.54.51 PM In a Historically Male Dominated Field, Women are Finally Taking On the Tech Industry

It seems strange that in 2012, 92 years after we were granted the right to vote, that I’m writing about the rise of women in a field that has been dominated by men since the first electronic digital computers were developed in the early 1940s. Seventy-two years later, women are finally grabbing their stake in one of the most lucrative and innovative corporate industries.

But the good news is that we’re not just making strides, we’re actually kicking ass when given the chance to get our hands dirty. Women are more active social media users and gamers than men; many are starting tech companies with less funding than men, yet their companies have higher revenues; and the number of women majoring in computer science at one of the best universities in the world has been rising steadily since 2011.

Things seems to be looking up, or maybe in this case lighting up, and thanks to Emma Brown, creator of this nifty infographic about women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) you can see many of these advancements packaged in an easy-to-read, visually stimulating image…

 

The Rise of Women in Tech In a Historically Male Dominated Field, Women are Finally Taking On the Tech Industry

 

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  • http://blog.uencounter.me Leslyn

    Yay for women in tech! I am a 50+ woman with a tech start-up and find that both age and gender discrimination prevent some people from taking me seriously – their loss! My kids are grown and I have 20 more years of vibrant energy to contribute, plus I am teaching my daughters that the only boundary is in their mindset! The social web is an emotional web and women are demonstrating the power and value of harnessing that dynamic.