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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.
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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- © Elsevier 1989
- 22nd October 2013
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