Meet Louis, the gorilla who walks upright to avoid getting his hands - or food - dirty! The 18-year-old male western lowland gorilla lives in Philadelphia Zoo in the US. His keepers say he stands up when he's carrying tomatoes which are one of his favourite treats. They believe he doesn't want to crush them by walking around on all fours. #gorilla#ape#clever#intelligence#tomato#bbcnews
We are entering an exciting time for Women in Tech. There are more and more women working in the tech industry forging a path for young women who aspire to work in said industry. .
I host a Coding and Robotics club and it’s opened my eyes to the amazing speed young people and children learn technology. .
What has interested me is the lack of girls who come to the club, how few parents think their girls should go to a club with this topic, and how important a club of this type is for girls.
Most of the girls I have had come to the club have been there by default or as a “why not?!’ participant....For example...
1. Their brother was attending, so they came while waiting to go to a dance or drama club
2. Their parent worked in the building, and they tagged along so they might as well come to the club as they were there anyway.... when their parent stopped coming to the building, they stopped coming and went to gymnastics instead. None of these things are bad, just interesting just how low parents seem to prioritise tech in their girls lives. All the girls that came had a good time all the girls were as quick as their male counterparts in picking up the subject matter. But all the girls left. .
We have about 2 to 3 enquiries a week for our tiny club and so far none are girls...
So this leads to an interesting discussion on why?
And how can we change parents and female children’s perceptions of Tech and women’s roles in this industry.
So we are looking at mentoring
Nothing happens overnight. Please read this post one more time and try to understand the meaning lies in it. Trust your own #process It’s worth at the end when you get surprised by amazing outcome. Please #bepatient. #patience is all what you #need . Go & do something you’hv been wanting to do that you’re desperately scared about what your parents, best friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband, your social media followers the#world will think. Do it and then see how actually not scary all of the negativity actually is.
Timing is everything!