A study concludes that the presence of women in the computing world is still insignificant.
Thursday, August 9 2012
Women & IT.- A report published by the
Department of Commerce of the United States has revealed that the presence of women in the computing world is insignificant.
The study has also shown that only 25% of women develop a job related to computers, a figure so low that it would raise questions about necessary changes in the labour force in the United States. The reduced presence of females in the field causes that young girls do not feel identified with any of them and, therefore, girls do not feel encouraged to join the industry.
Experts argue that is indispensable to push young girls towards the computing world as industrial societies are more and more based on new technologies and the fact that women do not participate in the design and development processes of these technologies will provoke that the interests and preferences of part of the society (the females) be subordinated to those of some other part.
This situation is worrying as the computer sector is the one that has grown faster than the rest. Furthermore, although women have been able to match and even improve male academic performances, they still have to face a series of stereotypes while fighting against salary discriminations.