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Women in Computing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483142180

Women in Computing

1st Edition

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Author: Judith Morris
eBook ISBN: 9781483142180
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd October 2013
Page Count: 128
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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 can be done by women to make use of the massive potential they have in the future industry. This text then examines the problem to introduce computing to girls in school, which has not been taught properly in schools due to lack of right equipment or lack of training of the teachers. Other chapters consider the positive attitude of most major computer manufacturers and software houses to the employment of women. This book discusses as well the problems faced by women in the work place, including sexual harassment and lack of cooperation from male colleagues. The final chapter deals with the need for change in the computing industry.

This book is a valuable resource for employees and employers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2 Education

Chapter 3 It's Tough at the Top

Chapter 4 The American Experience

Chapter 5 Women as Entrepreneurs

Chapter 6 Returning to Work

Chapter 7 Problems and Where to Find Help

Chapter 8 What Does the Future Hold?

Appendix 1 The Women into IT Campaign

Appendix 2 Useful Names and Addresses

Appendix 3 Recommended Reading


Computer Weekly Publications


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About the Author

Judith Morris

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Director of Contact Lens Teaching, City University, London, and Head of Contact Lenses, Institute of Optometry, London, UK

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