Women in Tech
It’s a fact, women are underrepresented in most engineering disciplines. We want to help change that!
Women in Tech Scholarship Program
At Inventive, we believe in doing our part to help level the playing in tech for women by offering our education capabilities at a reduced cost, or even better for free. It is our goal to grow this program and find ways to promote more equal representation for women in the engineering fields.
As part of our commitment to women, 25% of our scholarship fund is available for educating and placing women into the software engineering field. For every 10th student enrolled in a class we set aside a scholarship slot for a qualified applicant. These available scholarships provide 100% tuition coverage and job placement assistance post-graduation.
What happened to women in tech?
With the representation skewed in the education system it’s not surprising that the engineering workplace has shown a similar disparity between male and women representation. Couple that with the perception that the software engineering field is largely a “boys club” – where women aren’t treated as equals, companies are increasingly seeking to level the playing field by promoting a more diverse and equal representation in their workforce. In some environments, women may be faced with some “locker room talk” amongst their male counterparts but by and large most companies are sensitive to this and doing whatever it takes to ensure women feel comfortable and empowered to make an impact in their roles. Companies know that a more diverse workplace yields better results for a diverse world.
Some key statistics:
- Women earn 60% of all bachelor degrees, 60% of all master’s degrees, 48% of all medical degrees, and 18% of all STEM degrees.
- Women represent 47% of the general workforce
- 59% of the college-educated, entry-level workforce are women.
- Only 24% of STEM positions are held by women.
- Only 9% women in STEM positions hold leadership positions.
- 25% of the computer science field are women.
- Only 12% of engineers are women.
Some great reads:
- NPR – When Women Stopped Coding: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/10/21/357629765/when-women-stopped-coding
- Computer Science – Women in Computer Science: http://www.computerscience.org/resources/women-in-computer-science/
Ambitious & Driven
All scholarship applicants are required to submit a video between three and six minutes in length that highlights why they qualify for the scholarship.
Send video submissions to [email protected]
Advisory Board bios coming soon!