The technology industry has previously been a pool of male dominance. Although there are still more women entering the tech field than ever before, it can still be highly disturbing to know what it took for women to gain an active and wanted role in their positions. If one chooses to historically analyze the pay gap between annual wages of men and women, they will see that this number can be alarming in many varying fields and industries, especially STEM careers. Men and women both must fight for equal pay, but unfortunately, it is often that women are fighting against the men in the fight for equal pay. Although plenty of good males have stood up in protest alongside their female colleagues, it is the 21st century and all individuals must unite in the continuous fight for pay equality.
Entering a STEM industry takes a hefty amount of education and thorough understanding of product and software knowledge. If mistakes are made, their program or gadget may not work properly. So they try and fail, and try again until they are successful. Dedicated and passionate workers, people who enter these fields are truly some of the most unique innovators in their jobs. As far as gender equality in STEM fields, this will only happen through continuously urging legislators to budget equal pay for men and women alike. Intelligence does not have a gender. Careers are not gendered. Work holds no gender. Passion is genderless. All of these things are required to enter the tech field, but being a boy or girl is not. Gender should no longer be a reason not to hire or not to promote someone. Discrimination is an intolerable act, and society needs humans that are capable of solving the most intricate of technology problems today in order to advance tomorrow. Problems are solved with profound and long lasting solutions. It will take cooperation of everyone to make change happen. Although societal change isn’t something that happens over night, humans can act as a catalyst in the change for equal pay of men and women in all fields. The need for technology masterminds is necessary now more than ever.