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Closing the gender divide in tech: Challenges and achievements in Vogue

Lim, L. and Wang, Y. (2015) Closing the gender divide in tech: Challenges and achievements in Vogue. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9187 . pp. 224-231.

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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.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Copyright: 2015 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
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