Why aren't there more women in tech-related jobs?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tzhu07, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. tzhu07 macrumors regular

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    How much of it do you think is nature versus nurture?
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Where are you looking?

    We have more than 80% female programmers in our organization.
     
  3. leenak macrumors 68020

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    My organization is heavy on the male side and always have been. When I went to college, there was a small group of females that were in my major (CS). Overall, I think lack of females is nurture. I think females can also find some male dominated somewhat hostile. I prefer to work with females when I can, because it is easier to get things done.
     
  4. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I don't know many parents who give their daughters an electronics kit when they are kids or encourage that type of behavior. I could be wrong, but I am pretty sure it is just how parents raise their kids. With the saturation of technology in this generation this is bound to change. I expect in the next couple generations we will see a 50/50 split.
     
  5. sviato macrumors 68020

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    they don't want to be in class with all the male nerds
     
  6. JBazz macrumors 6502

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    I have spent over 25 years (30 counting school) in a male dominated field. It is less than 1% female. I would steer women away unless it is there true love. The BS just isn't worth it.

    And don't even get me started on the lack of women's facilities such as locker rooms and restrooms.
     
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  8. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Where I work we have 3 people in our technical team. One of them is female which I think is quite rare. I guess people should do what they want and not worry about there gender specific rolls are supposed to be. I briefly worked in child care as a young man. The best part was when I went for an interview as a man I knew (as they employed only women) I stood a much higher chance of getting the post as they didn't want to look sexist.
     
  9. Dagless macrumors Core

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    What are they looking at on that display?
     
  10. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Macrumors of course!
     

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