The world economy, industry and sciences are becoming increasingly digitized, and these developments are an integral part of society and familiar social processes. Women, however, are still largely underrepresented in technology fields. To create a world in which men and women have equal opportunities, women need to have an active role in technology and technological developments.
Zonta International pioneered its Women in Technology Scholarship to encourage women to pursue education, career opportunities and leadership roles in technology.
Zonta International hopes to bring this award back for 2021. In 2020, Zonta Victoria did a local award on the same theme.
University of Victoria Civil Engineering student, Ayden Martin, was delighted to learn she had been selected for this year's Women in Technology award. Perhaps equally interesting was receiving her cheque in this physically-distancing world. Lorraine Markin (right) presents Ayden the cheque on behalf of the Zonta Club of Victoria.