Role of Women in Technology Interview

Anum Shakeel
Posted May 30, 2018
TV show on Role of Women in IT at Business Plus Channel.
TV show on Role of Women in IT and Women Empowerment at Business Plus Channel.

Tech has dependably been a prevalently male industry, with notorious Worldwide male business people, for example, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg picking up the most acknowledgment for their commitments to the division. In any case, ladies are having an enormous impact as well and an ever-increasing number of ladies are entering both general and abnormal state positions in tech, with the huge worldwide firms, for example, Apple, Google, Facebook, and so on enlisting ladies quicker than men.

Good Facts about #Ladies in #Tech

  • 20% of all tech start-ups across the world were founded by women.
  • Chicago, Boston and Silicon Valley have the most tech start-ups founded by women.
  • Woman represent 7% of the world’s richest tech billionaires.
  • Sheops, Sehat Kahani, Doctsher, Aurat Raaj are few of the prominent names in Tech led by Women in #Pakistan

Why do women leave tech positions?

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017 has ranked 144countries according to their gender gap proportions. And Pakistan is on 143 sadly.

According to research, 56% women leave tech positions. Why?

Working Conditions, Work-life Balance and Company Environment are the major reasons for leaving the jobs, not only Tech sector but in all sectors.

How to hold more ladies in Tech?

Mentoring Program, Networking, Opportunities, Flexible Working Hours, Personal Development and Workforce diversity are the key factors in retaining women in tech.

Prominent Names of Women in Tech in Pakistan

Jehan Ara – President P@SHA & The NEST I/O, Nighat Daad – Founder, Digital Rights Foundation, Kulsoom Lakhani – Founder/CEO, Invest2Innovate, Maryam Mohiuddin – Director, Social Innovation Lab, Farieha Aziz – Director, BoloBhi, Sheba Najmi – Code for Pakistan, Nadia Patel Ganjee - Founder Sheops, Dr. Sara and Dr. Iffat - Sehat Kahani, Saba Khalid - Aurat Raaj, Faiza Yousuf - Outabox, Hira Saeed - Tech Geeks, and many more.

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  • Hello, As me I like technic so much so I call it my life. Wherever you are progress with me because I need to go so far in technic. The best I just see in it is to get money fast as I can by working and then you can be able to depend by yourself and do much thinks as you can.Work with me please !

  • Anum Shakeel
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    Thank you

  • jlanghus
    May 30
    May 30

    Hi Anum. Thanks for sharing your post and facts about women in technology. I hope you are able to help increase the number of women in tech in your country significantly:) It looks like you have a fan above:-)

  • Anum Shakeel
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    Definitely will do.

  • jlanghus
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    :-)

  • Sophie Ngassa
    May 30
    May 30

    Hello Shakeel, Your interview was great. I have gotten a lot of statistics from it. Thanks for sharing dear Techies. Most interesting for me was "How to hold more ladies in Tech". Cheers!

  • Anum Shakeel
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    Thank you. Do let me know in case of any more details.

  • Colleen Abdoulah
    May 30
    May 30

    Good for you Anum. You are a wonderful role model and supporter of women; I hope you continue to inspire more women and girls to get involved in tech

  • Anum Shakeel
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    Thank you for the words of appreciation Colleen.

  • Tarke Edith
    May 30
    May 30

    Sis it is good women are no more cooks only ,babies maker only ,house cleaner only , but we must move ahead for a better wold

  • Hello, Anum,

    I learn a lot from the facts you presented. I like the idea of flexible working hours. A mother like me would love to work in such environment.

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Anum Shakeel
    Jun 13
    Jun 13

    Thank you Karen. As you know in the under developing countries it's pretty difficult here but honestly speaking it's much needed to retain more women at work.

  • You are making a change. Women in your country needs a woman they can look up to, and you are already there speaking up for them.

    Yes, I agree. Keep it up!

  • Tata Traoré-Rogers

    Hi Anum,
    Fantastic job.
    Let me know if you would be interested in creating a global petition to raise awareness on this issue. Also just visit us on Manifesta.net which is about Tech and feminist activism. Share your thoughts. Thanks