What if I told you that the first computer programmer was born over 200 years ago and what if that programmer was a woman. Her name is Lady Ada Lovelace, daughter to the famous Romantic poet Lord Byron.
Women were among the first programmers in the early 20th century and contributed substantially to the industry. As technology and practices altered, the role of women as programmers has changed, and the recorded history of the field has downplayed their achievements.
Which country has the highest percentage of women working in tech?
From the 2000s the Armenian Government has contributed to the development of the IT sector. As a result, the amount of people working in IT is rapidly growing, but still, the ever-increasing number isn't as high as a number of open vacancies. The population of Armenia is fewer than 3 million and out of that number more than 22,000 are working in the IT industry and around 3,000 positions are still open.
Armenia stands out in this area thanks to the high percentage of women working in IT. On average, in the world, the percentage of women employed in IT doesn't exceed 20% even though the tech world seeks to achieve gender balance. In Armenia, the number is around 30%.
Women in IT are full-fledged participants. They are involved not only in the finance and marketing departments, but they are game developers, programmers, and QA engineers too. In both numbers and knowledge, they are equal to men at universities in Armenia.
In Esterox we encourage the recruitment of female employees.
We have already had many talented female employees and hope to have more in the future.