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Where are the Women in IT

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, May 8, 2007.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Despite the growing popularity of IT, there is still a shortage of women going into IT according to the British Computer Society.

    Which means the IT Profession is dominate by the male gender.

    Source:- BCSWomen 8)

    " It is a fact that there is still a big shortage of women in this area. Yet those that do take this route will normally find themselves in work that is very interesting, and in an environment that is dynamic and highly motivated. They can however miss female contact in their work place "

    So maybe this is why there is a small number of Female Members here at CF?:biggrin
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Where Do all the women in IT go?


    Here:-

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    or Here
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    :p :twisted: :biggrin
     
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  3. zebulebu

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    UCM - I'm starting to worry about you.

    You appear to be somewhat obsessed with this topic - resurrecting old threads about once every two months, creating new threads...
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Naah! Just a bit of friendly banter!

    I see so many jokes on here about blokes I thought I'd give them some stick back:p :biggrin

    I guess I'd better disappear :curtain just incase Arroryn appears on the scene with her nut cracker

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    :p :biggrin :twisted:
     
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  5. noelg24

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    Just wait til Trip arrives...then we're all done for and hiding from more than just Arroryn's nut cracker...
     
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  6. JonnyMX

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    He's still trying to find a picture of a bird in a bikini using a computer...

    :rolleyes:
     
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  7. noelg24

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    Yep, thats Trip alright...wonder how it will look...:dry
     
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  8. tripwire45
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    What does all this have to do with me? I only happened on this thread by chance. I don't read *everything* you blokes post. :dry :wink:
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    Personally, I only of 2 women that currently work in IT (not counting the wonderful girls on this forum) and we recently offered a trainee IT admin/helpdesk post to a girl (six months ago, don't get me started it's a long story). Apart from that I know of more women who have left the IT industry cause it wasn't what they wanted or it didn't suit their lifestyle (eg single parent, shift work, etc).

    -ken
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    There may be a couple of factors working here. First off, IT is still generally a male-driven career and the fellows in IT may not make it particularly easy for women to enter and advance.

    Women who are drawn towards a technical career, might choose one that doesn't put them in the server room. When I was at Micron working with software engineers, there was only one woman on a team of 15 people. Now that I'm working at Sakson and Taylor, a company that specializes in developing technical content, the gender balance is pretty much equal.
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    To be honest monkey you seem more obessed with shoes then any woman I know. Is there something about your closet you would like to share with the rest of us? Hmmm? :twisted:
     
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  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Mitzs - no it's my girlfriend who is obsessed with shoes. Just makes me laugh. I guess that joke is beginning to wear a bit thin eh?

    Time to change the record! 8)
     
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  13. tripwire45
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    Where's the women in IT? Here's your answer, Monkey:
    That blurb happens to be on the back of her current book XQuery published by O'Reilly March 2007. :wink:
     
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  14. Arroryn
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    I had unlimited expectations that Trip would be sensible. And everything.

    Well done Trip *puts nutcracker back in pocket*
     
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    You're not the missus. You don't have "nutcracker" rights with me. :tongue

    :runs off before Mitzs can reach her duct tape: :biggrin
     
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    Either this guy lives on the edge, his missus keeps him in check or he wants to die...:biggrin
     
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  17. tripwire45
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    The missus doesn't visit forums...ever. :biggrin
     
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  18. Mitzs
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    I'm laughing to hard at the moment to do a proper job with the DT... :biggrin
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    I've worked with plenty of women in IT. Both my level 1 techs at my previous employer were women, as was the Application Systems Manager.
     
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