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Re: [ljc] Girl/women/lady programmers

From: Trisha
Sent on: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:38 PM
Thanks John,

I've seen that sort of information before, I've been reading the UK
stats for SET (Science Engineering Technology) grads / jobs.  I can
find out a reasonable amount about women "in IT" but I'm specifically
interested in programmers.  For example, a lot of girl programmers
leave it to become BAs, PMs, technical writers, but they still count
as being in IT.  I'm interested in programming specifically, but I'll
take tech archs because sometimes we have to put up with promotions.


On 16 November[masked]:46,­ John Stevenson <[address removed]> wrote:
> A few more facts for you below and there is also a lengthy report on
> widening women's work in ICT which you may be able to find some stats,
> although they may be a little dated.
> Women in the IT industry (from the Women and Equality Unit)
> The IT industry is currently facing a skills shortage in a number of areas -
> it is keen to recruit qualified engineers, technicians and software
> developers.
> Despite this factor, the number of women working in the industry is falling.
> Recent statistics show that women make up a fifth of employees in the whole
> IT sector. When you look at specific jobs involving the development and
> production of technology, the figure drops still further.
> In 1997, women made up 27% of those working in the IT sector. By 2003 that
> figure had dropped to 20%.
> Within the sector, women make up 27% of database assistants and clerks, but
> only 7% of IT strategy and planning professionals
> Women make up less than a quarter of computer science graduates in the UK
> Over the ten years to 2002,the number of girls taking technology at A-level
> increased by just over a third
> Girls consistently outperform boys (albeit marginally) at A-level technology
> In the UK, girls tend to disengage from IT subjects between the ages of 11
> and 15.
> Thanks
> John.
> On 16 November[masked]:31,­ John Stevenson <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Hello Trisha,
>> I found some interesting "facts" on in the enterprise,
>> not strictly techies­, but perhaps interesting anyway as many techies would
>> like to run their own business:
>> http://www.womens...­
>> Thanks
>> John
>> On 16 November[masked]:19,­ Trisha <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> I'm interested in gathering data, anecdotal or "real" stats, on the
>>> percentage of women techies out there - architects, DBAs, developers,
>>> etc.  If you have actual data that you can share, could you send it to
>>> me?
>>> If you don't have anything like that, but can provide me with some
>>> anecdotal info about the number/percentage of women in your
>>> team/company, that would be very handy too.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Trisha
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