Sarah Sterman (Senior in CS, Stanford) looks into why relatively few girls get interested in her field and finds that the stories we tell about tech are a big part of the problem.
“News and media play up certain stories about computer science — the guy coding alone in a college dorm room, all-nighters fueled by pizza and caffeine. The missing link is for girls to see themselves as part of the story, to see computer science as an option for people like them.”
And I would add, people (especially women), need to see the “why, what, how and whom”. In other words, in my experience, understand the answers to questions among these: Why should I consider CS as a career? What opportunities do I have to make a difference? How can I help? Who needs my contribution?
Read more at http://www.women2.com/why-are-there-so-few-girls-in-tech-blame-the-narrative/#KkKMKSzrH0SjXWkq.99