We all use apps, websites, or digital games – and we wouldn’t be able to use any of them without an army of coders in the background. While there are loads of boys in our schools excited by what a future in coding could look like, there are still a really small number of girls who are interested in one of the fastest growing and highest paying career paths out there. So my question is why should the boys get all the fun jobs?!
I have always worked in data and have made a career in using data and mathematics to predict how likely things are to happen in the future. Over the last few years what I do has evolved into Data Science. These days I code in R and I get to try out lots of open-source algorithms to improve our pricing or to gain knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data. Coding is a key part of my day job and the lack of girls learning to code means fewer women are entering Data Science which I think needs to change.