3 Reasons why your girls should learn to code
By Princess Echem
In this tech-driven world, computer coding is still very much a male-dominated sector. And statistics has it that among those who have coding skills, 28.7% of them are women compared to 71.3% which are men. Now you must agree with me that this gap is just a little too wide, don’t you think? This goes to show that the ‘weaker vessel theory’ is not just a thing of the good old days, but even in the fast paced mordernism and technologically evolved times that we now live in, such theories are still being reflected.
And this really brings up the question, Why should your girl child learn to code? Here are 3 reasons:
1. The First Reason, Money!
2. The Significant Work-life balance!
Most people are saying farewell to the 9-to-5 work and looking for a more flexible work approach. And hence the growing wave of remote work. Remote work gives room for flexibility, and this is just what the average lady would want in her career. The reason is that most women tend to cut down on their work hours after marriage and conception, so they can have more time to attend to their family’s needs. Ladies who select programming careers have the choice of adaptability, as tech companies frequently support remote work plans which can lead to a good work/life balance.
3. It’s best to have your girls learn to code early-on!
How do you inspire your girls to get into coding?
- Find examples of women they can aspire to be like who are already making it big in the world of coding – There are some powerful women doing ground-breaking things in the Tech world. You could also get them to watch some inspiring movies about women in tech like; Hidden figures.