Science and Technology in Women

Science and Technology in Women

The best way to celebrate Women’s Day in our #techie community is by talking about the opportunities and efforts that build an equal world and reduce the gender gap in technology.

According to a report by the consulting firm ATKearney, companies led by women are more economically profitable, even with fewer resources, and states that countries’ GDP growth would benefit greatly if there was an effort to reduce the gender gap and bring women closer to technology.

One of the most rewarding investments is made in girls’ education, especially inclusive education with emphasis on non-traditional careers in science and technology, which empowers them to develop all their abilities,

The rise of communication and new technologies have helped women find new references of today and what is more important to form collaborative networks that enhance their encounter to claim their spaces in the technological world.

These are some of the faces that work every day to build an equal future and opportunities for women:

Ivy Barley  

It has an MPhil. in Mathematical Statistics and Bachelor of Actuarial Sciences.

She is a digital nomad from Ghana, a steminist and an entrepreneur. She is co-founder and CEO of Developers in Vogue, an organization that is paving the way for more African women to seize opportunities in the tech industry.

Katie Bouman 

First visualization of a black hole

He studied electrical engineering at the University of Michigan and graduated laude. He earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he also completed his PhD.

Katie Bouman is a young computer science teacher at Caltech. He researches computational methods for imaging and led the team in charge of the first visualization of a black hole using the Event Horizon Telescope project.

Gitanjali Rao 

Teen scientist and inventor named by Time magazine ‘Girl of the Year’.

Rao has created wearable devices to detect lead in water and an app that uses artificial intelligence to prevent online harassment. She has mentored 30,000 young people to date, as she believes it is necessary to encourage everyone to do their bit to change the world. “If I can do it, you can do it and anyone can do it.”

Ana Corrales 

Chief Operating Officer – Google Consumer Hardware

Costa Rican economist with a master’s degree in engineering. He leads operations for Google’s Consumer Hardware, which includes everything from mobile phones to smart speakers.

It is part of the Women@Google initiative that aims to highlight women in the company and propose initiatives that promote its development.

Juani Bermejo Vega 

Quantum computing researcher

He studied a double degree in Computer Science and Physics at the University of Salamanca, and after a year in the race, he decided to continue his research in Canada, focusing on quantum computing.

Later he completed his PhD at the University of Berlin, and in 2019 he participated in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Athenea3i research at the University of Granada to try to create a computer capable of understanding the functioning of the quantum world and thus facilitate its study.

The list extends from the anonymous women who made their contributions to humanity from different fields, to those we can know today thanks to the rise of communication, social networks and the social struggle for equal opportunities, recognition and projection.

There is still a long way to go and it is everyone’s job, men and women, to ensure that the new generations look at everyone as equals and technologies are available to those who need it. This will allow a greater supply of professionals for positions of greatest demand, digital societies and technological progress for countries that strive to promote these programs.

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