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Closing the Gender Divide in Tech: Challenges and Achievements in Vogue

  • Linda LimEmail author
  • Yuanqiong (Kathy) Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9187)

Abstract

This paper investigates closing the gender divide in technology. A literature review was conducted to disclose the factors that lead to the current gender divide in the technology sector classified as stereotypes, bias, lack of female role models, low college enrollment in technology, college student experience, cultural background, interests, personality, aptitude, family responsibilities, fewer opportunities, university and college faculty bias, limited support, and inequity in leadership. A framework was developed to explain the relatively low number of female graduates getting into the technology field, the low number of female remaining in the technology field, and the low number of female in technology management roles. The challenges and achievements faced by women in technology were addressed. The strategies to bridge the gender divide in technology comprise three broad aspects, namely, childhood, education, and career.

Keywords

Gender divide Technology Challenges Achievements Ways to close the gender gap 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Murdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia
  2. 2.Towson UniversityTowsonUSA

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