If the projections are correct, there will be a significant shortage of technology workers in Canada in the next ten to twenty years. Canada Learning Code plans on changing this projection with their initiative of teaching 10 million Canadians how to code by 2027.1
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The women on this list are just eight of many that we need to honour as influential females in tech. They bring inspiration, passion, and their own innovative drive to the field of technology, motivating Canadian women to reach for and attain their dreams.
It really should come as no surprise that the use of technology in the classroom is becoming more widespread all the time. Teachers now have access to more technology than ever before, allowing them to communicate with students on a whole new level.
STEM has been getting a lot of attention these days in equality, education, career choices, and how we view the future. However, women are under-represented in STEM education and careers – not only is this a disservice to women, it also takes away a huge pool of resources that we need for our future.