The Future is Female.
Joseana C, Vanessa A, Angeline V
We created "F3M8OT$", a website that spotlights Women in Tech, to encourage girls like us to learn more about their strengths.
We discovered that there are so many discriminations against women, like getting paid less than men, not being recognized for their work, and being sexually harassed. As an example, U.S. women working in science and high-tech fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the industry within a year, often due to gender bias and feelings that they are being weighed against male counterparts. Also, between 2000 and 2014, the number of first year undergraduate women interested in majoring in Computer Science declined by 7%.
We believe that our website can help to increase the percentage of girls interested in STEM by showing them women who have accomplished a lot in those fields.
We also learned that knowing your primary domain is important because it helps you to figure out what you can do to make things happen, have influence on people, and have strategic thinking. Or, you could just be someone that can work with anybody: a relationship builder. This is why we wanted to have a quiz page that allows people to know their primary domain.
There was a lot of stuff that was not working on our website, like the background animation, the slides on two different projects, and the Scratch games. But, with asking for help, we were able to accomplish what we wanted.