Object Computing, Inc., a technology firm based in St. Louis, today announced additional initiatives for women to foster mentorships, share experiences, and encourage women to participate and lead in STEM careers.
Women have made tremendous advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines worldwide. Still, the gender gap in STEM is significant. According to the United Nations, women and girls represent half of the world’s population. Yet, women still account for only 40% of graduates in computer science and informatics and 28% of engineering graduates. In cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, only 22% are women.
Woman-owned Object Computing recognizes the importance of providing a supportive community for women in technology. Led by a team that is 40% women and people of color, the company's new initiative furthers its dedication to diversity. Women on the team are invited to quarterly meet-ups to learn, inspire, and empower each other.
In the local community and beyond, Object Computing supports the St. Louis network of Women Who Code, an international organization dedicated to empowering diverse women to excel in technology careers. Object Computing team members have actively led the local group since launching the St. Louis Chapter in 2019.
“Women in tech industries bring innovation, fresh perspectives, and creative problem-solving solutions,” said Tricia O’Brien, Delivery Director at Object Computing, and Director of Women Who Code St. Louis. “They enrich the diversity of the team, and that leads to better outcomes.”
In line with Women in History Month, Object Computing will host a luncheon to honor and appreciate the women who contribute to the company's success. Additionally, leaders of the women’s initiative will share weekly, company-wide acknowledgments of women who have made significant contributions in the field of technology.
“Encouraging and empowering women in technology careers is essential for fostering innovation, achieving gender equality, and advancing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our global communities,” said Gina Bremehr, President of Object Computing . “The benefits extend beyond individual careers and households, to positively impacting industries, economies, and the broader advancement of technology for all of us. Particularly with the explosive growth of AI, equal participation by women is essential to reducing biases in data-driven decision making.”
About Object Computing, Inc.
Object Computing is a modern consulting company that takes businesses from insights to outcomes using breakthrough technology. Our team has unmatched expertise in building solutions using today's leading-edge technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud, Security, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain. As pioneers of enterprise open source solutions, we strategically integrate best-in-class technologies into enterprise solutions to deliver impactful digital capabilities that enable scalability, reusability, security, and quality.
About Women Who Code - St. Louis Chapter
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 8,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 180,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode.