Breaking and entering the male domain. Women in the IT industry

L. A. Von Hellens, S. H. Nielsen, E. M. Trauth

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Interviews with Australian IT professionals (twenty-two women and two men) working in technical areas are referenced to explore how the masculinity of the IT industry is perceived by women working as IT professionals. The skills the interviewees see as important for success in this industry and which have helped them to pursue a satisfactory and fulfilling career are also discussed. Mentoring is suggested as a means of changing young women's negative perceptions of IT as a career, in order to improve female participation in IT education and the IT industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGCPR Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ACM SIGCPR Conference - San Diego, CA, Afghanistan
Duration: Apr 19 2001Apr 21 2001


Other2001 ACM SIGCPR Conference
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software


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