Women in Computing

Women in Computing

1st Edition - January 1, 1989

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  • Author: Judith Morris
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142180

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2013
  • Published: January 1, 1989
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142180

About the Author

Judith Morris

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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