Technology is the fastest-growing, most lucrative industry in history increasingly, it is becoming the force behind every single other industry. Fields such as coding, UX design and analytics drive innovation, opportunity and growth in all spaces, including manufacturing, farming and finance.
Without a doubt, tech is the future of work. But women are underrepresented in technology and they risk being left behind. We must add more women to the tech sector if we want them to strengthen the industry and the economy.
Technology is part of every single aspect of our lives. Not only does tech drive our economy, it also invents our future. Products and services are being developed based on the perspective of only one half of the population men.
A good example is the fact that we have about 230 million pregnancies in the world every year, but there are no car seatbelts designed for pregnant women. The single largest cause of maternal death is car accidents. Even women who are not pregnant have a 70% higher chance of being injured in a crash than a man because engineers have designed seatbelts as if women are small men.
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