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Django Girls Montevideo: Working to Close the Gender Gap in Software Development

We often ask ourselves why women are so scarce in engineering, or why 97% of the resumes that we receive every month come from men. We immediately think of all the components that mold us that treat males and females differently: education, marketing, the entertainment industry, even the toys we give our girls. All of this seems insurmountable, and it's easy to give up.

But it’s worth taking a look at what we can do to change those statistics, as small as our actions may seem, in order to form a more inclusive work environment. If all we do is sit quietly and complain to ourselves, we are only contributing to the problem. It’s crucial that we create spaces exclusively for women, not out of courtesy, but because of the great things women can bring to the table if given the opportunity.

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