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Women In Tech: Working to Boost The 22%

Women In Tech: Working to Boost The 22%

More women are adding terms like “coder” and “game developer” to their résumés, but the industry still has a long way to go to reach gender parity.

Last year, women made up 22 per cent of the game developer workforce, double the 11.5 per cent of females in the field in 2009, according to a recent study by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).

But for women like Elizabeth Canas, the road to a career in technology was less traveled when she was growing up.

“I didn’t even know what technology was!” says Canas.

It was a foreign concept back in the ’90s for a little girl in Colombia, South America, to tinker with computers and software. And as an adult living in Buffalo, New York, once her interest was piqued, the path to success had some curves and bumps.

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