Software Engineering offers excellent career opportunities for women.
The Software Engineering Programme in Applied Science at the University
of Otago seeks to make the educational experience enjoyable and responsive
to the interests and needs of its women students. This page provides information
concerning career opportunities for women in Applied Science. It includes
links to resources, discussions, and recent events of interest.
in Tech (MBA Online) - see their infographic:
Rise of Women in Tech
Most Influential Women in Web 2.0", Fast Company,
Science Takes Steps to Bring Women to the Fold", NY Times,
April 17, 2007.
ICT industry wants girls, Computer World, April 3, 2007.
- Committee on
the Status of Women in Computing Research. The goal of the Computing
Research Association (CRA) Committee on the Status of Women in Computing
research (CRA-W) is to take positive action to increase the number of
women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research
and education at all levels.
- The National Committee for Women &
Information Technology (US). The mission of the National Center
for Women & Information Technology is to ensure that women are fully
represented in the influential world of information technology and computing.
NCWIT's overarching goal is parity in the professional information technology
(IT) workforce, and our fundamental strategy is to educate, disseminate,
and advocate a national, multi-year implementation plan that generates
tangible progress within 20 years.
- ACM's Committee on Women in Computing.
Here are some interesting articles associated with this site:
- The Anita Borg Institute
for Women and Technology. The Institute's mission is increase the impact
of women on all aspects of technology and to increase the positive impact
of technology on the world's women.
- The Computing Women Congress
was held in Hamilton, New Zealand, during 11-19 February 2006.
- Former astronaut, Sally Ride, has launched a new initiative to encourage
women to study science in school. There are two web sites of interest,
Imaginary Lines, and
the Sally Ride Science Club.
- Association of Women in Science
- Association for Women in Computing
- 4000 years of Women in Science
-- a site at the University of Alabama (USA).
Bright Future for Women in STEM is Now
- Systers -- an informal organization
for technical women in computing.
- Women in Computing Academic
Resource -- a compilation of colleges and universities that have
formal and/or informal programs for encouraging/retaining women in computer
- GirlGeeks, an online community
for women and girls interested in technology and computing.
and Computer Science -- a resource list of sites about women and
- Women's Enews. Not really
just devoted to women in technology, it covers a larger perspective
of world news that is of interest to women.
- Women in Applied Science and Engineering (WISE).
An organisation that supports female students within the College of
Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Arizona State University
in the United States.
- "Women and Computing"
-- a section of Computer Professionals
for Social Responsibility, an important organisation for those who
are concerned about the social consequences of their work.
Mystique Dispelled" from Wired magazine.
- Women in
Science at Adultlearn