Increasing the number of women at senior levels in technology is not just about changing institutional biases, says Reshma Saujani, it’s also about encouraging women to be more courageous and bold. As the founder of Girls Who Code, which provides computer-science education to young women in America, Reshma believes in teaching them that lesson young. She thinks that girls in particular must be taught to be brave and take risks. Reshma thinks this “bravery deficit” accounts for women’s underrepresentation in STEM fields “and pretty much everywhere you look.”
Marty on Robohub
Our favourite robot, Marty, is featured today by Robohub, a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business and education around the world.
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