TYSONS CORNER, VA July 17, 2015 — Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) information systems and global solutions-civil business, said there is a need to address the information technology gender gap in programs for science, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday.
Hill, in a joint opinion piece on The Hill with Victoria Espinel, CEO and president of software industry trade group BSA, cited a Labor Department study that found that women hold only 25 percent of IT positions in the country.
“We need to actively encourage more young women to learn about software engineering early in their academic careers, ” Hill and Espinel said.
“Girls with such amazing potential to be the history-making inventors and innovators of tomorrow need to understand that the software, applications and tools developed in STEM fields are helping so many people and truly making a difference in the world.”
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