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Women must master technologies as key to future jobs, says John Bray – ITREALMS

The United State Consul General to Nigeria, Mr. John Bray has told Nigerian women that mastering technologies are the key to future job opportunities, reports ITREALMS.

Speaking at the commemoration of the 2019 Internet Day of Women and Girls in Science held in Lagos, Monday, Mr. Bray noted that a future that may seem fantastic right now but shortly, all of the things become a commonplace.

“For comparison, think of how fantastic a car must have seemed when most people were riding horses for transportation. Think of how incredible a laptop computer would seem in an era when computers were so large they took up entire rooms. Don’t laugh at the people of that era! Think of what your children or your grandchildren are going to say to you when you describe the old days when people actually had to drive a car. They’ll probably look at you, and say, you are soooo old,” he said

He charged women to be confident in their intelligence, demonstrate the determination and drive to succeed in any career path that they may choose.

“Challenge yourselves, learn more about successful women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields, and draw inspiration from them,” he said.

According to him, the U.S. government is convinced that when barriers to the participation of women and girls in the STEM fields are removed, women do better, families do better, countries do better, and the world does better.

“Whether at home or abroad, promoting women in the STEM fields is a priority of the U.S. government,” he declared.

Uj. N. Dom/Editor

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