Government and communities push to equalize gender representation in Hong Kong’s tech industry
- Despite equal early interest in tech education, the proportion of girls in computer science courses drops to a third by the start of college.
- In Hong Kong, where social pressure and negative images of tech culture push many into business, software development faces an uphill battle in capturing the career interests of young women.
- Programs and organizations such as W Hub, Women Who Code, and First Code Academy are working to open opportunities to girls and young women in the tech field.
“Encouragement and support to study STEM needs to begin early both in school and at home. … Girls who show an early interest in the field often lose interest because of pervasive but underrecognised biases in the learning environment.”
Read the full story at the South China Morning Post.
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