Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The move for gender diversity in Tech: Yay or Nay? - TECHPOINT

by  ONYINYE UCHE
Originally published: July 24, 2017
Publisher: Techpoint.ng

There has been so much talk about equal representation and diversity in the tech industry due to the gender imbalance. Today, in a bid to boost the numbers of “Women in Tech” we have witnessed a rise in female only boot camps, programs, special scholarships and awards. Clearly, there is a targeted effort to train and recruit more females into the tech industry.

Still, a term like “Women in Tech” suggests that it is awkward to have women in the tech industry.  Yet this is not the case; the first set of digital computers were programmed by women. Regardless, what is the point in trying to fight the gender inequality in tech only to create another form of segregation?