INCLUSION, ENCOURAGING, SUPPORTING, AND CELEBRATING WOMEN IN THE TECHNICAL ERA
Studies from numerous nations have shown that men and women are twice as likely to hire a Man for a technical job as opposed to a woman who is equally competent. This is a pattern that is being influenced by unintentional gender bias. One could argue that gender stereotypes are difficult to overcome and that we have all likely engaged in them at some point or another. As a society, we must constantly urge individuals to look past stereotypes and appreciate the unique contributions that each person can bring to a job or a relationship.
Barriers in Technical spaces
• Gender Stereotypes: Technical fields are often viewed as masculine, and teachers and parents often underestimate girls’ abilities starting as early as preschool.
• Male-Dominated Cultures: Because fewer women study and work in STEM, these fields tend to perpetuate inflexible, exclusionary, male-dominated cultures that are unsupportive or attractive to women and minorities.
• Fewer Role Models: girls have fewer role models to inspire their interest in these fields, Courses in Technical spaces Building and construction, Hospitality, Beauty and Cosmetics, Automotive industries, Mechanical and Maintenance, Fashion and Design, Print technology, Carpentry, and Joinery Programmable logical controls and Automation, welding and fabrication, irrigation and drainage engineering, Electrical installation, IT and technology.
CoWA is implementing a Gender Equality Training Project funded by Austria Development Agency implemented by St.Kizito VTI, Imani Marianist, and East Lands College of Technology the main focus of the program is on gender equality and empowerment of girls and young women to eliminate gender disparities in access, completion, and transition inadequate vocational training in VTIs in order to improve access to employment or self-employment for poor young people.
In conclusion, Increased innovation, creativity, and competitiveness will result from attracting and keeping more women in technical fields of study and employment. Finding treatments for ailments like cancer and malaria, combating global warming, providing people with clean drinking water, creating renewable energy sources, and comprehending the origins of the universe are some of the most challenging problems that scientists and engineers are attempting to solve today. Many of the objects we use every day, including wheelchairs, X-ray equipment, computers, buildings, bridges, and cars, are designed by engineers. Needs and preferences specific to women may go unmet if women are not involved in the design of these items.