With only 20% of women holding tech positions and only two women serving as tech company CEO’s, the gender gap within the tech industry is quite significant. In addition, there is a profound stereotype as to what women engineers “look like;” sparking the social media campaign #ILookLikeAnEngineer. Here to comment is Women Who Code CEO Alaina Percival.
"Women from our community have (very) often told me stories of being at tech events and told they didn't look like an engineer," said Alaina Percival, the CEO of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in the tech industry. Percival added that she hopes Wenger's story "will help underrepresented groups in tech better feel as though they belong and inspire more women and girls to enter careers in software engineering."
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