Sisters of Code Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science
On February 11, 2023, Sisters of Code celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which is an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. On this special day, we interviewed three women working in the technology sector about their experience working in this field.
Kim Mithona, Sisters of Code Mentor and ICT Teacher
"I am Mithona, a Sisters of Code mentor and an ICT teacher. It’s a well-known fact that there aren’t many women working in tech. For me as a woman in the tech field is an opportunity to learn and create new things for my community, I am very glad that I chose this career path. Through my hard work and dedication, I won many awards related to the tech field and become an ICT teacher at a public school to share my tech experience. On the one hand, I am a mentor to teach code with Sisters of code club to help grow females in the tech field and volunteer as a speaker in the community to share experiences."
Ki Sreyroth, IT Developer at Technology Solution Development TSD Co., Ltd
"My name is Sreyroth. Currently, I am a senior at Royal University of Phnom Penh majoring in computer science and an IT developer at Technology Solution Development TSD Co., Ltd. At first, I choose this major because I am really curious and perceived that it is an important major to help me develop new innovative things. I have experienced stereotypes, but I do have confidence that both women and men can do anything. Though I am working in a male-dominated industry, with my commitment and hard work, I often get praised by my team leaders."
Heng Lyna, iOS Developer at IG International Group
"My name is Lyna. Currently, I am a senior at Royal University of Phnom Penh majoring in computer science and an iOS Developer at IG International Group. Though there is a perception that men can do better than women in the technology field, I believe that as long as we have self-belief and confidence, we all can achieve the same thing. Through my dedication to improving myself, I cannot only strengthen my knowledge and skills in computer science dramatically but can also be able to work in a good company. "
Sisters of Code mission is to encourage more girls in Cambodia to consider learning technology and join IT industry. With the digital economy rapid develop in Cambodia, the demand for skilled employees is growing and there are a lot career opportunities. Hope to see more female professionals in science, technology, engineering and math, as girls can do it too!