Alana Lipson, Cornell graduate and Associate Analyst at Mastercard, spent her academic career studying marketing, strategy and psychology. As a guest contributor to sheBOOM, she shares with us the facts and her honest perspective about why women shy away from math.
Here are Alana's words (and numbers)
Here are the numbers, ladies:
Girls Who Code reported that 74% of young girls express interest in STEM fields & computer science.
18% percent of undergraduate computer sciences degrees and 26% percent of computing jobs are held by women (Based on Tech Crunch, 2016 article).
Here are just a couple of fun facts about women from history who were/are way ahead of their time -- engaging in professions that involved science, tech, math, and engineering (where females are still under-represented).
Florence Nightingale: Social Activist Turned Applied Statistician
Though Nightingale is best remembered for
When we set out to create sheBOOM, one of our mantras was “collaboration.” Women need to support other women in business if we are going to become a bigger force field in the economy.
We’re thrilled be profiling Women Who Code as part of our Happy Tech