women in IT

  • IT's vanishing women

    Posted July 31, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    The IT profession in many ways seems like a good fit for women, but the industry has a hard time attracting them and keeping those who do enter IT.
  • 2014 Women in Technology Hall of Fame inductees include suits, coders and entrepreneurs

    Posted May 7, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Silicon Valley entrepreneur Kim Polese, Code for America's Jennifer Pahlka among honorees.
  • Follow the money: Getting future buyers involved in tech development

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 12:00 am

    Women will control two-thirds of the consumer wealth in the U.S. over the next decade, therefore getting them involved in the product creation process may make the difference between creating tech that survives the marketplace and tech that doesn't.
  • Where women learn to code

    Posted January 21, 2014 - 5:50 pm

    Often, when I ask people how they got started in IT, they tell a story from childhood. Dad gave them a hammer instead of doll. Mom was a scientist. Someone brought home a computer. This has spawned an industry of toys designed to spark an interest in science and technology. But this spark doesn’t always happen when you are a kid. Sometimes people get to be adults before they discover they might have chosen the wrong path. And parents aren’t the only people who have influence over this discovery.
  • Facebook's Sandberg takes on the tech gender gap

    Posted October 2, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said today that women need to stick together, support each other and be willing to talk about gender to bolster the number of women in the tech industry.
  • Women in IT should not feel like 'lone wolves,' says lobby group

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    Women in IT often end up feeling like “lone wolves,” not only because 83 percent of the technology workforce is male, but also because many feel that their skills are under-valued.
  • The geek mystique: 10 leading women in tech

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 9:00 am

    These leaders didn't just rely on business acumen to climb the corporate ranks -- they also have serious tech chops
  • Women in IT: How deep is the bench?

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Superstar women lead IT at some of the biggest global corporations, yet the path to the top isn't clear for the next generation.
  • Diversity in IT is about business objectives

    Posted November 8, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Tech insiders stress the value of broadening the IT talent pool for tech startups, starting with amplifying the message that IT is universal and 'tech is in everything.'
  • Why aren't there more women in IT?

    Posted August 15, 2012 - 10:21 am

    Liz Coulter is used to having big shoes to fill - men sized ones, usually. The director of IT Services at the University of Auckland started her IT career in Australia before moving to England, then back to Australia and finally to New Zealand where she settled last year. And yes, the main motivator for the move across the ditch was a man. Her father was one of the first programmers in Australia who brought Ethernet down under and created AusCERT. Her IT career was almost decided at birth.
  • Geek Squad exec: 'What happens if more of our innovators are women?'

    Posted August 6, 2012 - 10:32 am

    Geek Squad's summer camp has grown from a one-day, one-city venue to a nationwide program that's set to host nearly 10,000 girls and boys in more than 20 states this season.
  • Women in IT: 'The system is broken,' author warns

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    As the first American woman to enter space, astronaut Sally Ride was nothing if not an inspiration to girls and women around the globe. Her death this week has provoked not just a deep sadness that she's gone, but also considerable reflection on the challenges and opportunities facing women in science and technology today, some 30 years after her first mission.
  • Where are the women CIOs? Three speak out

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    The number of female CIOs in the U.S. continues to decline. To find out where the next generation will come from, CIO.com asks three well-respected women CIOs how more women can make it to the top of the IT ladder--and we asked what advice they have for aspiring women CIOs.
  • Gmail engineer: Women must overcome the impostor syndrome

    Posted June 17, 2012 - 7:36 am

    It's been a long, interesting journey for Google site reliability manager Sabrina Farmer, who talked about work, success and overcoming self-doubt at the Women in Advanced Computing conference in Boston.
  • At least 1 woman should be interviewed for every IT job opening, advocacy group says

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 8:02 am

    A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate for every job opening in IT.
  • Google offers travel grants for women in IT

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 3:57 pm

    Google is offering a travel grant to female computer scientists in a bid to encourage more women to attend and participate in conferences.
  • Women in IT need to ‘act like men’ to succeed

    Posted June 20, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Nearly half (48 percent) of women working in IT feel that they need to act like men in order to be successful, a survey has found.
  • Why IEEE Fellow Radia Perlman hates technology

    Posted April 22, 2011 - 5:44 pm

    The world would be a better place if more engineers, like her, hated technology, says Radia Perlman, IEEE fellow and inventor of the Spanning Tree Protocol. She also considers her work successful if no one notices. Read why.
  • Exclusive new workshop for high achieving women in IT

    Posted April 21, 2011 - 9:11 pm

    This new workshop focuses on advancing female executives within the IT profession. Learn strategies on how to overcome fear as a risk taker and trailblazer and get valuable tips on how to gain a broader view of your business.
  • Impacting the company bottom-line as a woman in IT

    Posted April 14, 2011 - 9:34 pm

    As a female in a male-dominated profession, read tips on how to move your career forward and impact your company’s bottom line. Add your own advice and experiences.
  • Mentorship key for women in IT, says Collaborate panel

    Posted April 13, 2011 - 5:23 pm

    Mentors and sponsors can play a key role in helping women advance their careers in IT, said members of a panel discussion at the Collaborate 11 Oracle user conference.
  • Women in IT: A seat at the table

    Posted March 25, 2011 - 6:07 am

    Perhaps the most visible mark women have made on the IT industry of late has been in founding and leading technology companies as senior executives. The 10 female IT leaders highlighted here have pioneered a path to the C-suite.
  • Capgemini exec chair crowned IT ‘woman of the year’

    Posted March 23, 2011 - 8:43 am

    Christine Hodgson, executive chairman of Capgemini UK, has won the award for Woman of the Year 2011 at the inaugural CWT everywoman in Technology Awards.
  • 5 women leaders who are shaping IT

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 10:21 am

    What better time than International Women's Day to recognize and celebrate some of the tech industry's female luminaries.
  • What it's like to be a woman in a mostly male industry

    Posted December 1, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Think it's easier for a woman to get ahead in the security field now than it was a decade ago? Maybe not.
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