Former Miss World, globally renowned actress, and wife to Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra invests in technology to empower women in the industry
When it comes to technology very few women steer into the direction or are recognised in this life-changing career field. According to Teenvogue.com Mrs. Jonas has jumped on board to invest in technology to drive diversity. In a statement, sent to Teen Vogue through an e-mail, the actress said, “Technology is playing an increasingly important role in our lives, and yet too many people are being excluded from the opportunities that are arising from this shift,”. She further mentioned, “This exclusion not only robs millions of people of potentially life-changing opportunities; the lack of diversity in tech also significantly impacts how technology is being built and even what gets built.”
The philanthropist in her propelled her to encourage young women to get into this career field. She gave the shockingly low statistics of IT jobs, which is 25%, held by women in the USA, a disappointing figure, considering that the US is one of the world’s first world countries. She adds, “Technology already plays such an outsized role in our lives, and that’s only growing. It’s imperative for women to be more involved in the creation of the technology that is impacting all of us so directly.”
“We absolutely must take control of our future by learning the language of our future: technology. Without women actively contributing to what’s built, we’ve seen that technology can be coded in a way that includes racial and gender bias.”
When it comes to her career advice to women, she says that women should give coding a try. “Just look at the amazing ways that technology is being used to enrich every aspect of our lives: education, retail, transportation, health, entertainment, even human connectedness.” She further states that the only limits lie in our imaginations!
“I encourage young women to think big and then develop the skill sets — including technology literacy — to help transform their dreams into reality.” She tells Teen Vogue.
When it comes to how she reached her success, Priyanka once stated, ““I believe in myself and my art so much. I’ve always trusted destiny. Wherever it takes me, I just work damn hard at the opportunity.”
Her best career tips we live by daily, “Work hard, stay focused, and be committed. Most often than not, you’ll come out on top.”