10/22/2013 09:05 pm ET Updated Oct 23, 2013

Tech Needs Women, But Women Don't Necessarily Need Tech - PolicyMic

Goals range from how we can design programs to help women become more interested to what tech companies can do to "attract" more women. Do a quick search for "women in tech" and you’ll find hundreds of thousands of varying opinions on the best ways to improve the number of women in STEM fields. However, while the numbers are far from ideal, we need to stop measuring the success of women by how well they do in male-dominated fields such as computer science. While women who have succeeded in tech-related fields should be respected for their work, I have noticed a recent shift towards singular praise of female success which almost devalues women’s success in other fields.