Hyderabad: Ivanka Trump, the adviser to the US President, on Tuesday expressed concern for lower percentage of US women as she observed it would increase gender gap in employment.
“Today, virtually every sector is linked to technology. The fact is that, in 2017, nearly every industry is a tech industry,” she observed while participating in a panel discussion after the inauguration of GES 2017.
However, she said that only 22 per cent of US women have studied or studing technical courses, though women comprised 47 per cent of the country’s workforce.
“If women don’t enrol themselves for computer sciences, they would lose out on the future jobs. Instead of bridging the gender, it would lead to a negative impact on women,” she explained.
As part of the US administration’s efforts to encourage computer science, Ms Trump said $200 million has been provided to the US education department to offer high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) ducation to children, with a focus on computer science....