Against all odds, from all-girls schools to all-boys workplaces : women's unsuspecting trajectory into the UK ICT sector

Griffiths, M ORCID: and Richardson, HJ 2010, 'Against all odds, from all-girls schools to all-boys workplaces : women's unsuspecting trajectory into the UK ICT sector' , in: Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology , IGI Global, pp. 99-112.

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The trend of women being severely under-represented in the UK ICT sector persists. Girls continue, year in year out, to excel in academia whilst initiatives are put in place to challenge the gender employment gap in IT professions. As part of a larger research study of women in the ICT labour market, over 500 women were asked about their initial routes into ICT; this included educational backgrounds, influential factors and perceptions of that transition. In analysing the findings we attempt to explain an overt tendency of women in our sample group, to stem from single-sex schools with a predilection in mathematics and the sciences then moving into male dominated educational and work environments. Our findings report on personal experiences of women’s unsuspecting trajectory into the UK ICT sector.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Booth, Shirley, Goodman, Sara and Kirkup, Gill
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences
Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Subjects / Themes > T Technology
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Publisher: IGI Global
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781615208135
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Depositing User: Dr Marie Griffiths
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2010 12:05
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:32
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