From one look at Janan Barge, you might never guess that she leads a fearless team of software engineers who are taking Atlanta's tech scene by storm. On the employee contact list one hand, she's a woman – and a woman of color, at that. But why? Why do we as a society view Janan's accomplishments as an anomaly rather than the norm? Why aren't there more women of color in tech? Well, that's a complicated answer. But a big part of that answer is access – and Janan is the employee contact list proof of the power of access. A 2016 Google report found that black and Hispanic students were 1.5 and 1.
7 times more likely to be interested in learning computer science. And while there have been moves to increase computer science offerings in K-12 education, black and the employee contact list Hispanic students are even less likely to employee contact list have access to these resources. Additionally, more than two-thirds of white students report using computers at home, while only half of black and Hispanic students do. Janan detailed her first impactful experience: being mentored by her middle school computer science teacher. “She knows now that she was my mentor, but then – she didn't.
She was just my computer teacher. And by 'just', I mean she wasn't someone assigned to me or asked to work with me in any way. But she saw my strengths, and instead of me doing my own elective, she allowed me to work with her other classes and be her assistant. So instead of going to employee contact list gym, art, or home, I just went back to the computer room and worked with the other classes. And by doing that, she just gave me the opportunity to employee contact list touch a computer more often. CallRail Director of Engineering, Janan Barge Having this access is something.