Women In Computer Science Club

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Women in Science And Technology careers

I came across this interesting article as part of the Women's History Month, "Women and Work: Then, Now, and Predicting the Future for Women in the Workplace".

According to the U.S. Department of Labor: Women in Science and Technology Careers in the 2001 Current Population Survey (CPS) data

  • three out of ten computer systems analysts, engineers, and scientists were women
  • one out of four computer programmers was a woman
  • one out of ten employed engineers was a woman
  • two of ten employed engineering technologists and technicians were women.

There is an interesting section on what employers can do to bridge the gap in the article. This a link to another intersting article Why Girls Don't Compute . It brings out some points on why girls are turned off technology early in their life.


At 8:47 AM, Blogger joel said...

So it looks like CS is doing better than the Engineering professions in general. I believe that this is due to the continuing batchelorhood of Joseph. FYI, the name of the article is "Why Girls Don't Compute".

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Neha Rungta said...

The error was duly noted and changed. Thanks.


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