“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”
Just last November 5, I received a surprise on my email box. It was from a company based in the United States that has a passion to influence women and empower them in the work field. Being a woman myself, and someone who believes that women can truly make a difference. I did not hesitate to work with them in celebrating the International Day of the Girl. So, I would liked to say thank you to Teza Technologies’ Director of Special Projects’ Ms. Molly Bukowski for considering me and my blog in this quest.
To give you a head start on what Teza’s quest is all about, here is CEO Misha Malyshev statement for us girls,
International Day of the Girl is a holiday committed to celebrating the successes and opportunities available to girls all over the world. Teza Technologies CEO Dr. Misha Malyshev believes that everyday should be the Day of the Girl in order to celebrate their successes in life. These opportunities pertain to everything in life, but Teza Technologies wants to celebrate the women in science, technology, engineering, and math.
In the 21st century, women in the work field is a common scene. In fact, over 73 million of women are in the workforce and that takes 47% (Source: http://dpeaflcio.org/). However, there is probably one specific workplace where women are, let’s say “lacking” or are in smaller numbers. That specified workplace are those related to STEM. So what is STEM? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM jobs are actually crucial for the enhancement and innovation of a country. STEM is widely related to engineering, research, business, health, information technology, software developments, and the list goes on (Source: http://www.forbes.com/). Research tells us that only 24% of women are employed in STEM related jobs (Source: http://www.esa.doc.gov/) and that 57% of those said that they have not consider having a career related to STEM.
Despite the fact that STEM jobs earn more, and the higher levels of education, the wage gap crises still happens between opposite genders. Why? It is because of the thinking of what women can’t and can do. Thankfully, that stereotype is slowly being cast aside with people who believe in the capability of women and their power to influence.
“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
— President Barack Obama, February 2013 (Source: https://www.whitehouse.gov)
And like the US President, the Teza Technologies feels the same. Here is an exclusive graphic they made for the us women.
For us women, let us show our capabilities and not be limited to what people say. Let us consider our strengths and use our weaknesses as stepping stones to build a brighter future. For men, don’t think that you are left alone in this quest of equality in the workplace. Together, both can achieve greater heights.
Merci beaucoup et á bientôt!
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