Relevance of Coding Skills for Women

What is Coding? Coding, sometimes called computer programming, is how we communicate with computers. Code tells a computer what actions to take, and writing code is like creating a set of instructions. By learning to write code, you can tell computers what to do or how to behave in a much faster way.

With so many women in disadvantaged positions, coding skills will open up numerous doors of opportunities.

 

Women have come a long way in the workplace in terms of what roles they are involved in. Stereotypical men’s jobs such as plumbing, building and working in the military have become more popular for women. However, women still make up a very small percentage of the IT and Technology sector with just over a quarter of these roles being occupied by women. This figure simply boils down to not enough women choosing technology-related careers.

 

Another reason for there being so little women in technology is due to the lack of a talent pool. Figures show that fewer women are studying technology based subjects at school and university meaning employers have fewer women to choose from when recruiting. The reason for this can also boil down to the lack of female role models in the tech industry for young girls to follow in their footsteps and study these subjects.

These trend is however going to change as more organizations are championing tech skills for women.