Gender imbalances are a big issue in the working world, particularly in sectors such as IT. But putting research and survey aside for a second, what do kids really think of this inequality? Do they believe that some jobs are just made for men, and others for women?
One particular job that confused almost everyone was a coder. While some had a vague inkling that it related to computers, the rest didn’t know where to begin… apart from Kazeiah who was convinced it just meant Mr. Bean. After explaining the concept of computer languages to them, most agreed it was a job for men and women. So why hasn’t that translated into the real world?
In a bid to reduce the gap between the sexes, Vodafone Malta is organising a series of free workshops for girls aged between 14 and 18 which will focus on coding and teach young girls the basics to propel them into a future filled with 1s and 0s.
If this sounds like something for you, or someone you know, all you have to do is register for free on Vodafone’s Code Like A Girl page by clicking here.