Women in Myanmar find support for tech careers despite cultural barriers

Rosy, a Burmese woman, was always drawn to the colorful fabrics and patterns favored by the Chin people. Even as a young girl discovering fashion alongside her friends, the handwoven garments crafted by the ethnic minority group, one of Myanmar’s many, held a special allure. She soon realized she wasn’t alone in her appreciation of […]

The Rising Power of Myanmar’s Women’s Workforce

YANGON — Some 700 young Burmese women waited outside the gates of the Master Sport Shoe Factory in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone in northern Yangon in late August. For two months they had been watching the same metal warehouse behind the locked gates of their former workplace. Some crouched on the dirt beneath bamboo and […]