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    ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Why women quit technology careers: More than half of the women in science, engineering and IT leave the field at mid*career. Here's the reason. by Kathleen Melymuka

    Nothing I didn't already know, but it contains a few more details I hadn't seen before.

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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Interesting reading, thanks aysiu.
    Are you referring to this quote ?
    A women fails and is never seen again.
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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    Interesting reading, thanks aysiu.
    Are you referring to this quote ?
    Not that quotation itself, but what it refers to, yes.

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    Good post this subject should be one of great importance to all of us.

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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Not that quotation itself, but what it refers to, yes.
    Well yes
    I think it also has to do with isolation, not being in a network, a group, that supports individuals.
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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba64 View Post
    Good post this subject should be one of great importance to all of us.
    Doesn't hurt to also read HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux.

    It's six years old, but it's not, unfortunately, out of date.

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    The article points out the machismo aspect of the working environment. The patriarchal over and undertones in most society's is a inherent flaw that comes from hunter gather times and has been supported by many spiritual systems. When data shows the inherent wage disparities between men and women under equal education histories, and experience, these factors and a gender caste system it is a wonder that women will even interact with men at all.

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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    I'm never one to really say much, but it is pretty tough being a woman in a male dominated/technology field. I'm 28 years old and have experienced some sexist, derrogatory and ill feeling situations (not many, but a couple, and they aren't nice). It gives you a thicker skin I believe. I think it will get better throughout the years. I still have faith in society; call me an optimist.

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    Good for you for having a thick skin. But just because you can put up with it doesn't mean you should have to.

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    Re: ComputerWorld Article: "Why women quit technology careers"

    Very good article, thanks.

    Interested to see they named schooling as a problem, I wish universities and high schools would start realizing that just having SWE or AV club doesn't cut it for reaching out to the other 50% or so of the population.

    I can totally understand the isolation reason, I've seen it in a business setting and at my college. I seriously don't understand how a woman could take a tech/engineering course and NOT become a feminist after seeing the gender makeup.

    I was most interested in this quote:
    Based on the demographics, it seems likely that they leave to start families. Is that what happens? No. I'm not trying to pretend that work-life balance is not important, but we found four other more important factors about the culture and the nature of the career path. We call them "antigens," because they repel women.
    SO nice to see she isn't playing on that tired old "mommy wars" b.s. These people rock my socks off.

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