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I'd be offended if I thought I got an offer
simply to make up some artificial quota. Departments such as HR tend to be equally imbalanced, from experience HR departments tend to have more women than men and I don't see the businesses complaining about that. I also disagree that if they did hire more women they would improve communications and soft skills in the department - it's a personality thing with most "geeks" and the sort of woman who is attracted to IT as a career is likely to be no different at the soft skills than her male counterparts. I've worked in many IT departments, usually in support roles that involve interacting with other departments or customers and I'd say as a rule my male colleagues have been at least as good (in some cases way better) at the communication side of the job - but then I'm a tech not a sales rep.