28 Feb '17, 3pm

Ayesha Khanna used her training in data science to involve more Singaporean girls in tech

Ayesha Khanna used her training in data science to teach girls the skills of the future. PHOTO: TWITTER/AYESHA KHANNA The lack of women in tech has been a talking point for several years now, but some people are beginning to realize that the long-term solution lies in changing cultural attitudes entirely. And nowhere are these attitudes more prevalent than in Asia – where boys have been traditionally encouraged to pursue STEM subjects by their families, in many cases at the expense of their sisters. Ayesha Khanna witnessed this firsthand. She’s a data analytics consultant and researcher based in Singapore. She holds a degree from Harvard and a Master’s from Columbia. In 2013, while volunteering at a kids hackathon, she became acquainted with a little girl who was eagerly conducting an electronics experiment. “I distinctly remember that her mother quickly came, kind of hush...

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