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Women in The Tech Industry 2022

Women in the tech industry

 

As we are in Women’s Month, It’s important to recognize Women’s effective role in the Tech Industry, The pioneers in the field who crafted the road for generations, and those who fought to keep up with their work and their personal lives whistle Covid-19 Pandemic.

Let’s go back to The women who changed the tech world in the 1940s. Let us begin with Ada Lovelace, the World’s first computer programmer. Her mathematical talent was obvious from her early life, and her skills and interest in machines led to a working relationship with Charles Babbage. Babbage was the inventor of the “Analytical Engine”, a complicated device that was never created but resembled the elements of a modern computer. As a result of her work on the project, Ada is often referred to as the “world’s first computer programmer.” It was Lovelace’s notes on the Analytical Engine that Alan Turing used as a form of inspiration for his work on the first modern computer in the 1940s.

Moving to Hedy Lamarr – Hedy was a self-taught inventor and film actress, who was awarded a patent in 1942 for her “secret communication system”, which she designed with the help of the composer, George Antheil. This frequency hopping system was intended as a way to set radio-guided torpedoes off course during the war, but the idea eventually inspired the creation of Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth technology that we commonly use today.

In the present day, A recent study by UNESCO indicated that 57 percent of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics graduates in Arab countries are women, while in the UAE 61 percent of university STEM students are female. Another study indicated that 34 percent of the region’s tech-focused start-ups were founded by women. Read more here.

We cannot ignore the fact that the effect of Covid-19 has altered our ways of life. According to a recent McKinsey study on working women, the pandemic could have erased at least six years of progress toward women’s equality. Research has it that Mothers Are 3 Times More Likely Than Fathers to Have Lost Their Jobs due to the Pandemic. According to 65,000 workers during the pandemic, women experienced more burnout, stress, exhaustion, and pressure to work than men. Taking into consideration the traditional view that women are expected to be primary caretakers of children or aging relatives further expanded the burden on women in the workplace.

In the shadow of that topic, let us mention some of the most valuable technologies which radically helped loads of Working women and mothers during the pandemic and till this day.

Cloud-Native Platforms 

Cloud-native platforms are technologies that allow you to build new application architectures that are resilient, elastic, and agile — enabling you to respond to rapid digital change. Here, we recommend Genesys Cloud CX to you.

Knowledge Management

Delivering accurate information through an effortless user experience, Knowledge Management is fundamentally about making the right knowledge or its sources (including people) available to the right people at the right time. AI-Infused Verint’s Knowledge Management Solutions enhance the way that knowledge is created, managed, and maintained.

Enterprise Workload Management

As tasks from multiple sources start to pile up, individuals are forced to manually correlate these requests and prioritize their efforts, often ‘cherry-picking’ the tasks they feel most comfortable with and neglecting the more challenging tasks.

Genesys Enterprise Workload Management (EWM) offers an automated enterprise workload management solution that enables your workforce to be more productive and motivated whilst delivering an exceptional customer experience. 

 

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