Encouraging more women in computer science
The field of computer science is known for being predominantly male. The percentage of women working in computer science-related professions has steadily declined since the 1990s, dropping from 35% to 25% in the last 15 years. And though women now represent 47% of the workforce, as compared to 38% in the 1970s, only 12% of engineers are female.
Women's History Month is a perfect time to focus on encouraging more women to join this rapidly growing profession, ComputerScience.org has a variety of informative resources, including a guide to The Current State of Women in Computer Science. Take a look and share the info on this site with young women that you know -- so you can help them maintain confidence and curiosity in STEM subjects and explore career opportunities in computer science.