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Women in IT
The problem first starts in college course selections. Not enough women enter the IT fields in college as their major. It is likely that more males somehow end up in IT not by design then do women. That has been my observation over a few decades. An IT career is difficult due to erratic hours, evening and weekend work, etc. This makes IT a more difficult choice for women with children, especially single women. Some men have struggled with these work hours also and left the dept. However, I know several women with children who only survive at work because they have extended family nearby to take the children. These women are very good IT staffers in critical positions, with a strong work ethic. Our small IT dept. is not typical, we work primarily 8-5, M-F, no weekends unless doing a major conversion or project, so women are not discouraged when considering us. I only want the best qualified and most dedicated workers on my staff, and male/female is not a consideration when interviewing.