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
> 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.
> 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:
>> 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
>>> 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.
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