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Texas A&M Division Of IT Celebrates Women In Tech

March 27, 2018

By Hillary Gillin, Texas A&M University Division of Information Technology

March is National Women’s History Month and the Texas A&M Division of Information Technology is celebrating women in technology.

According to TechCrunch, only 18 percent of undergraduate computer science degrees and 26 percent of computing jobs are held by women.

Dee Childs, Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Texas A&M Division of IT, and Cheryl Cato, Chief Technology Officer and Associate Vice President for the Texas A&M Division of IT, shared their thoughts on women in technology.

“Out of the seven-and-a-half-billion people in the world, half are women. It is important that we get input. Half of the population is a pretty representative number,” said Cato. “It’s important that our voices are heard.”

About 74 percent of young girls express interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and computer science at an early age. However, when they make decisions about what to study in college later in life, that percentage decreases drastically, as reported by Girls Who Code.

The Texas A&M Division of Information Technology supports and recognizes women everywhere who work to shape the future of technology.

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