Published March 1989
by Butterworth-Heinemann .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||124|
Women in Computing presents how the computing industry delivered the opportunities for women. This book identifies the distinct attitudes in companies towards equal opportunities. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problems, the opportunities, the successes and failures, and provides some insight into what Book Edition: 1. The book challenges many western myths about why women are underrepresented in computing fields. "We found there's no correlation between a country's gender equity and women's participation in computer science," said Frieze, a faculty member in CMU's School of Computer Science and director of its [email protected] and SCS4ALL initiatives. Authors Jane Margolis Jane Margolis is a Senior Researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the coauthor of Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing (MIT Press). She was a White House Champion of Change for her work addressing underrepresentation of students of color and women in computer science. Book Abstract: A fresh, constructive examination of the gender imbalance in computer education and technology The computing profession is facing a serious gender crisis. Women are abandoning the computing field at an alarming rate. Fewer are entering the profession than anytime in the past twenty-five years, while too many are leaving the field in mid-career.
I found this to be simultaneously a very important book and a rather dull book. I would have found the book fascinating 5 years ago. But now I have spent a summer at CMU interacting with their [email protected] group; I have seen Jane Margolis speak twice (once with Allan Fisher); I have seen many other wonderful speakers talk about women in computing; I have given miniature versions of such talks myself/5. Corporate gifts for Women in Computing initiatives are vital to the success of our programs and support the overall mission to recruit, retain and educate women in computer science. To participate or for more information, please contact Ana Lozano, Senior Manager of Constituent Programs, at [email protected] or () The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and men in computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged and matured, and how the field became male coded. The untold history of women and computing: how pioneering women succeeded in a field shaped by gender biases. Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male “computer geek” seems to be everywhere in popular culture.
'Incredible variety and breadth of countries, with many insights on the issues surrounding women in computing. This is a great book for those starting out their readings in gender issues in computing, but also for those that need more information about the women in computing issues around the world.' Daniel Mosse - University of Pittsburgh. Women in Computing presents how the computing industry delivered the opportunities for women. This book identifies the distinct attitudes in companies towards equal opportunities. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the problems, the opportunities, the successes and failures, and provides some insight into what. The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in . Computer science was the fastest growing college major and popular STEM discipline among women from the s until the s. According to the National Science Foundation's data of women receiving a Bachelor of Science degree spanning four decades (), computer science is the only STEM discipline facing a downward slope after its highest peak in with 37% of women receiving their.