In such a rapidly changing environment it is crucial to anticipate and prepare our daughters for future skills requirements.
Parents have a major role to play. While it might be second nature to give girls "girly" toys like dolls, parents can use
play moments to introduce their children to the growing world of technology. Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani says:
When it comes to encouraging young girls to pursue a male-dominated field like technology, parents can introduce their daughters to
coding through educational and fun computer games—while managing screen-time limits. Through new research, we’ve seen that girls
who experience computing in fun ways through games and toys, whether at school or at home, are four times more likely to pursue a career in computing.”
When girls get older, parents can encourage girls by enrolling them in local computing clubs or after-school clubs, to introduce them to new role models that show them how computing is transforming our world. Our
relatable role models can help.