Are we doing enough for Women-In-Tech movement?

We are still very far away from equality of women in technology. Today, only 25% of the world’s computing occupations are held by women. In Latin America, technology education is emerging and the possibility of studying any technology related topic from an early age is practically non-existent.

A bit of an “old” background: 2003, when I studied computer science, only 10% were women; later in 2014, during my masters degree we were roughly 20–25%.

We ARE doing something about it. But we need more. We need to continue taking our message to every corner. Thankfully due to networking we are able to connect to others and create a community. It is incredible to see how the women in tech movement is growing online.

What We Are Doing

We have great colleagues at Nearsoft who actively support inclusiveness of women in tech. For example, they host Django Girls meet ups. This is a non-profit organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize. They hold free, one-day programming workshops that provide tools, resources, and support. These have been hosted in Mexico City, Hermosillo, and Chihuahua sinc 2015. Several of our programmers have been mentors to these girls and women.

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Artemisa Yescas Engler, Software Quality Engineer @ Nearsoft, Inc.

PMPO / QA at @EncoraInc | Practitioner in Agile Quality trainer | Coffee addict 🇭🇳 🇲🇽 ✨ she/her

PMPO / QA at @EncoraInc | Practitioner in Agile Quality trainer | Coffee addict 🇭🇳 🇲🇽 ✨ she/her