I was very surprised when one of Mrs. Sandbergs viewpoints was that ”the problem is women are simply not as ambitious as men”. I was a little taken back because to me that statement is saying that it is not because of outside influences but because of how women think. Mrs. Sandberg seemed to have this idea that we need to change the way we view any Man vs. Women situation. She commented on men staying home while the wife works, men putting diapers on(including the baby’s head). I believe one of the big reasons Mrs. Sandberg feels so strongly about women in computing specifically is because as she stated the computer science field and the tech field is going to be one of the most demanded skills. As the technology field grows, there will be more demand for people with those skills, and the more women with degrees or just having tech skills the more women will pick up these jobs. She discussed how to get girls involved at a younger age, she mentioned many of the things that occurred with my sister and I, and despite that my sister still has no interest in technology. However I do know that my high school didn’t offer any computer science classes at all. You had to go through a separate school that offered many other classes(such as culinary, cosmetology, trade skills, teaching, etc.). When many of the girls went on the tour, by choice they all wanted to go to the culinary and cosmetology schools instead of going to any of the tech classes. This was an open house, where there was no influence on where you had to go, or how long you stayed there, and there wasn’t a single girl who came to the computer technology class.
Senior, Information Science