One-Third Of Women in STEM Said They Felt Isolated at Work. Here’s How We’re Helping.

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Soso Luningo found a pathway out of poverty through IT education.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:00am

This blog was originally posted on the Huffington Post.

When people ask why we should encourage women and girls to pursue technology education, I tell them about Soso Luningo.

Soso grew up in one of South Africa’s poorest provinces, a rural village where lack of economic opportunity is the norm. A fraction of the country’s 9000 high schools offer information and communications technology (ICT) as a subject, even though it provides strong career prospects. Unemployment in South Africa is 25 percent, and without the financial resources to attend college, young people like Soso end up trapped in poverty.

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