Breaking the Code: Empowering Girls in Bangladesh to Bridge the Gender Gap in Tech

GSEHD alumna Dr. Farhana Faruqe was highlighted in the UVA Data Science feature story.

December 19, 2023

Dr. Farhana Faruqe headshot

GSEHD alumna Dr. Farhana Faruqe (Ph.D. in Education, Human Technology Collaboration), was highlighted in the UVA Data Science website feature story, "Breaking the code: Empowering girls in Bangladesh to bridge the gender gap in tech." Dr. Faruqe started her role as an assistant professor of data science at the University of Virginia in August of 2023. Faruqe has joined a growing movement that challenges gender norms in tech fields, starting in her home country of Bangladesh. According to the article, "Her mission intertwines coding and artificial intelligence education with empowering young girls in a society where career paths in these fields are often discouraged."

“I want to empower girls and women in Bangladesh through AI technology education,” Faruqe said. “By training women in AI applications and coding, we hope to improve their socioeconomic conditions while addressing inequalities in the tech field.”

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