The below McKinsey interview with Reshma Saujani talks about steps being taken in the US to get girls interested in STEM fields with a hope that they pursue careers related to technology.
If we then look at the strong discussions around the role of gender in Insurance - most visibly in the recent Lloyd's 'Dive In' Week initiative - it raises a question as to whether technology-driven start-ups could be a opportunity for women in the sector.
The number of young women completing engineering and technology programs has dropped significantly in the past 30 years. As a result, women are generally underrepresented in technology-related jobs, especially in technical positions and at leadership levels. The not-for-profit organization Girls Who Code (GWC) was founded in 2011 to improve these numbers. The organization’s goal is to expose a million young women to computer-science education and training by the end of 2020.