Tech is shaping our lives now and into the future. Of course we need women participating and co-creating these tools.
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Speaking from my own personal experience as a computer programmer I totally agree that having a mentor and role model made my job easier. It is comforting to know you have someone to look up and seek advise about your work. It is also important to be friends with your co-workers makes your work and environment pleasant.
The industry does not seem to be focused on solving this problem but I think the tide is turning