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Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change in Technology Fields

Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change in Technology Fields
Author(s)/Editor(s): Sonja Bernhardt (ThoughtWare, Australia), Patrice Braun (Federation University, Australia) and Jane Thomason (Abt Associates, Australia)
Copyright: ©2019
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7975-5
ISBN13: 9781522579755
ISBN10: 1522579753
EISBN13: 9781522579762

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Over the last few decades, the refrain for many activists in technology fields around the globe has been “attraction, promotion, and retention.” Yet the secret to accomplishing this task has not been found. Despite the wide variety of theories proposed in efforts to frame and understand the issues, to date none have been accepted as a universally accurate framework, nor been applicable across varying cultures and ethnicities.

Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change in Technology Fields provides innovative insights into diversity creation through potential solutions, including the attraction of more women to study technology and to enter technology careers, the navigation of suitable promotional pathways, and the retention of women in these industries. This publication examines women in IT professions, artificial intelligence, and social media. It is designed for gender theorists, government officials, policymakers, educators, individual activists and advocates, recruiters, content developers, managers, women and men in technology fields, academicians, researchers, and students.



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