Re: [ljc] Girl/women/lady programmers

From: Bruce D.
Sent on: Friday, November 18, 2011 2:32 PM
Bruno,

The female techies I've worked with have often been the strongest
members of my team.

Regarding equality of skill, while this isn't from programming, I
think it is suggestive:

http://www.prince...­

From the aritcle:

<quote>
Using data from audition records, the researchers found that blind
auditions increased the probability that a woman would advance from
preliminary rounds by 50 percent. The likelihood of a woman's ultimate
selection is increased several fold, although the competition is
extremely difficult and the chance of success still low.
</quote>

cheers,
Bruce

On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 14:00, Bruno Medeiros
<[address removed]> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 7:49 PM, Elena Pilipenko <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Dear Jeantine,
>> also please, let me know about
>> ratio of salaries payrises to women comparing to men and promotion rates.
>> There is a lot of descrimination, too :(
>> On 11/16/11, Jeantine <[address removed]> wrote:
>>> my company has 83 devs 13 of which are female
>>>
>
> If there is a gap in salaries and promotions between males and
> females, it is discrimination only if the females programmers of today
> are, on average, just as talented and skilled as the male programmers
> of today. I am not sure that is the case, unfortunately. :/  Do you
> have any reasons to think it is?
> Because if it is not the case, it is not unreasonable to expect that
> male programmers earn, on average, more than female programmers.
>
> Cheers,
> Bruno Medeiros
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