I’ll admit it. I’m a wannabe geek.
Yes, I’ve started a blog but I’m still one of those people that just doesn’t get it when it comes to tech. I know where the application comes in, but in terms of actually creating the technology, I’d be lost. Point being, I’ve never been one of those people that just naturally clicks with technology.
But I’m most definitely not the only one. Most of my girlfriends would have no idea how to actually fix their computer but nor do they have any interest in doing so. (Note: Great for those IT guys out there;)
As I had mentioned in another previous post, I’m not into math either. I always excelled in it (which brings me back to the damn education system) but it doesn’t click naturally. I don’t need to go into detail on it because there’s enough literature out there on gender differences when it comes to natural abilities and interests.
This needs to change though. We need more women geeks. I’m not saying hey everyone, let’s have equal job opportunities, because I get it: the pool for women engineers etc. is not as big.
But what can we do now? For all you moms and dads out there with daughters, start thinking about engaging them at a young age. What inspired me to write this post was an ad I saw for girlsgotech.org. Let’s get girls interested in math, science and tech. We need it.