The future of technology is a woman
“The glass ceiling” has long since begun to crack. Activities carried out for years by the feminist community, the emphasis on equality and diversity at all stages of education, and above all, the ambitions and preferences of women themselves as to their choice of profession, are increasingly influencing the current labor market. A woman is no longer seen as a second-class employee, and indeed her presence in human resources has become desirable.
– We are still forced to break the stereotype that technologies are only for men. But objectively, it must be admitted that things are getting better and better with the recognition of the potential of women in industry, high-tech or IT industries – moMonika Kuczynska, Human Resources Director at NSG Group in Poland. – The number of women hired in our branches is growing every year. And we, as an employer, rate their work and commitment very highly. Over the years, we have reaffirmed the tyke’s belief that traits thatore possessed by the ladies employed by us – and it’s on a very roof a wide range of positions, from manufacturing to clerical to executives – bring great benefits to our company. Women bring in the wayob natural to our workforce team a larger package of soft skills, ktore are so important for the development of any business and the creation of a friendly, open, but also involved working environment – adds.
Enhanced personal and interpersonal skills go hand in hand roalso with education and hard skills. The percentage of female students at technical universities is growing every year, especiallyolunities in computer science majors. And this is growing at twice the rate of men entering higher education in IT fields. Although women entering the new technology industry still face a roThe barriers associated with mi.in. with the amount of earningsoin or access to training, this subboThe development of this industry by them does not seem to be a foregone conclusion.
– We can confidently say that the future of technology is female – notes Magda Worytko, coordinator of Teamoin international professionsoin robotoin the Martian European Rover Challenge. – A woman in the university team constructoroin the Mars rover or even in the role of a judge during a competitionoin, no one is surprised anymore. During each edition we see an increase in the number of women, ktore not only supporting teams competing at the ERC or belonging to the ranks of the organizingoin events, but are also actively involved in technological processes, hold team leadership positions or lead workshops and panel discussions at prestigious scientific and business meetings on the development of the space and robotics industry. Suffice it to mention our last year’s special guests – Maria Antonietta Perino, head of advanced projectoin exploration at Thales Alenia Space and Artemis Westenberg, president of Explore Mars Inc., as well as Dorota Budzyn, whoora first appeared at the ERC in 2014 as part of the winning Scorpio team from Wroclaw, while today it works at the Astronaut Training Centeroat the ESA in Cologne,” he adds.
Women have become increasingly bold in manifesting their independence, a trait thatore until recently considered unimportant in professional work, have now become even desirable by employersoin almost all industries. Research confirms that it is women who show an advantage in the area of competencies of the wyrożing the most outstanding leadersow: are more likely to set goals to achieve and take initiative, strive for self-development, are better at grasping subtle rowomen and react faster, connect information more easily and see relationships between them, and remember more information better. Developoj industry, new technologies or IT requires a broad view of current problems, the skillful implementation of their achievements in everyday life and to see the impact of their proposed solutions on civilization seen not only globally, but also on a micro level. Women just have this innate ability to focus on the detailedobenches, whichore then turn out to be crucial in the further development of a given enterprise and responsible thinking about the whole environment, roincluding those closest to us, directly affecting our lives.