This week marks the annual Computer Science Education Week Dec. 7-13, a week designed to promote and encourage individuals of all ages, genders, and races to take interest in computer science. One of the main focuses of this year’s event is to close the gender gap by inspiring women to take on computer science (and STEM) related majors and vocations.

This inspiration is much needed, for as this infographic shows, women comprise over 47% of the total U.S. workforce, yet only 24% of the STEM workforce. Take a look at the infographic below to find out more about how women are closing this gender gap in STEM!


Courtesy of NJIT Online

After six years on WFA’s staff, Amanda founded AMP•SEE Ideas in order to provide freelance communications and project management services to small businesses and nonprofits. When not working, she may be found promoting livable urban design, speaking up for equality & education, wandering about with her camera, or experimenting with local foods.

Computer Science: Closing the Gender Gap

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