Steminist – more than just a hashtag.

Tarlon Khoubyari
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The word Steminist is any person who is an advocate for the advancement of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines. We all should be steminists. We are more than just daughters, wives, mothers, and partners. We are a connected group of people who have continued to show the world that girls can do it just like (if not better) than the boys.

For decades, the technical world has been limited to white males but it didn’t always start off that way. In World War II, women were given the tedious computer jobs while men fought at war. From there, women began innovating tools that we all use today and that has changed the way we have seen the world.

In this day and age, it’s even more important to have women in STEM disciplines that shape the way we interact with the technology around us. Technology is a universal language that can bridge the gap between borders by bringing us tons of information just from a few taps or keystrokes. STEM has allowed us all to feel a little more connected in such a lonely world.

I am so honored to be a part of a campaign that promotes this movement so that my future daughter or other future female engineers can see that there are women like them who are chasing after their dreams. The technology sector is more than just the apps you see or the tools you use and women should be at the decision-making table to offer their unique perspective. I am so fortunate to have an army of women before me and behind me that work towards their ambitions every single day with every line of code, every meeting, or every act of promoting this movement.

I started my technology journey thanks to NCWIT (The National Center for Women in Technology). They showed me an entire community of women who are passionate about so many different things. I get to call these women my friends and colleagues.

With every purchase of a t-shirt, 30% of proceeds go to a woman in tech organization so they can continue their message and their unique journey to bring more women together.

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