27 Sep 2023

How Can My Choices Benefit Society?


In the past, women and non-binary folks were usually expected to take care of the house and raise children. Today, women are mostly less shackled by traditional gender roles and have been able to join the workforce. We also have more representation in male-dominated industries. Have you ever thought – How did this happen?


Thanks to efforts such as feminism, we’ve seen changes in societal norms and greater recognition of women’s contributions. Choosing STEM as a career path can have a significant impact on society in several ways too, like the ones listed below.


Advancements in technology and innovation

Women’s unique perspectives bring fresh ideas and innovations to STEM fields. Increasing gender diversity in these areas we can create better things. The products, services and technologies will cater to more needs than ever before.


Economic empowerment

Increasing women’s participation in STEM contributes to our economic empowerment. This is because it gives us access to higher-paying and more rewarding careers! This can help reduce the gender pay gap and give women financial independence, too.


Breaking gender stereotypes

Encouraging women to pursue STEM fields can break down traditional gender stereotypes. By doing this, we can inspire and empower girls to pursue their passions, regardless of societal expectations.


Increased representation

Expanding women’s representation in STEM fields can provide role models and inspiration for future generations. There is a notion that STEM careers are only for men, and women role models can help break this notion.


Can you think of any more ways society will benefit? Let us know!

This article was written by Liesha Nangia – Principal Consultant – Wipro Consulting D&C, Wipro Limited. Connect with Liesha on LinkedIn here >>

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