Social & Technical - A Winning Combo for Females?
With a daughter (gee, I'm writing a lot about family these days) considering a future in Engineering and Writing--what an interesting combination--I'm curious on how to best encourage females to get into technical fields.
One of my, perhaps uninformed, opinions is that young women get pulled into technical fields by different things than do their male counterparts. For example, consider the points made in this blog post: based on this ERE.net study, Solutions to Recruit Technical Women:
|Source: as cited at Mashable.com|
Women use social networks to connect with their friends, family and colleagues more than men, finds a new survey. . .34% of women and 22% of men use social media to stay in touch with their coworkers. (Source: as cited at Mashable.com)...it makes me ask, how are we using social networking in K-16 schools to better encourage females to consider technical positions?
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