As we all know, jobs in tech require long hours and a strenuous workload, especially, if we are just beginning with a start-up company. Some of us have kids, some are married, some live alone, but whichever one it is that we come home to, we always find that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while balancing work and a personal life can be very difficult to maintain. Two areas of focus that can help us all create a healthier work environment includes increasing physical activity and being mindful of our nutrition practices in the office.
Women around the world have made remarkable strides – socially, economically and academically. However, there is still a long way to go. Cultural barriers hinder women’s presence and advancement as an entrepreneur and in the STEM fields. This is a global issue, happening in our own backyard but also in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As director of the TechWomen program, I have the privilege to work with the very women who are defying the stereotypes and obstacles. These women are empowered to make a greater impact by tackling socioeconomic challenges in their own communities