The Million Dollar Question: Why Aren't There More Women in IT?

Builder AU has tried to make another stab at the eternal question of why there aren’t more women in IT with its article wondering about what women want in IT.

Women have long been under-represented in the IT industry, especially in senior roles. Is it time to accept that females lack interest in the field, or is lack of support and enduring stereotypes keeping women away? We look at the current state of play in Australia, and find out what the future may hold.

The ideas proposed for why there are fewer women than men in IT are wide and varied from dot-com damage to the geek stereotype. I have to admit that the article annoyed me more than I thought it shed any light on the subject.

[ via ACM TechNews ]

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