Engineering careers are hot. Here's how women can catapult into the male-dominated field.
Technology may not be completely bulletproof, but as far as jobs are concerned, it was the best-bet industry to be in this year, because every role from IT to engineering was seriously in demand in 2020. Despite a seemingly one-step-forward, two-steps-back progressive journey, women are unquestionably wanted in the high-tech realm, according to a handful of industry experts who shared their insights with TechRepublic.
"We are seeing even more women jump into top technology and engineering roles within companies," said Oscar Pedroso, founder and CEO of Thimble, which teaches kids (ages 10+) engineering and programming, via an online learning portal with tutorials.
"Many of these women become successful and serve as role models for aspiring female technologists," Pedroso said. "Some of these professionals establish competitions, investment funds, and mentorship programs to attract women who have an interest in STEM but haven't made the leap."