In my CS college in India, the ratio of women to men was 40:60. In the US, the ratio is lower which is more puzzling.
It is a difficult problem to solve and here is why. My daughter is in Elementary school and she loves Minecraft. Recently, I was surprised to find out that she did not choose a short Robotics elective. Her reason was – there were no girls in the class. Because her friends thought it was a ‘boy’ activity.
Unless we focus on encouraging our daughters in STEM, this problem is going to get worse. I am glad that there are women and minority focused coding clubs now. We really need to increase diversity in Tech!