@jfuller. Thanks you make some interesting points. My point, however, was let's examine why there is an imbalance and whether anything could be done to encourage more women to enter the profession - not let's force more women to enter IT. Obviously not everyone has to be interested in the same thing or pursue the same career, but I don't see the problem with trying to encourage more women to join the industry. Why not strive to increase the talent pool?
And surely it's better to continue to study why more women aren't involved in the industry rather than jumping to the conclusion they're not interested.
Also I'm talking about everyday bias. I would argue that everyone - men and women - are biased, for example towards favouring certain types of people or beliefs. Those biases can also become entrenched in institutions. I think biases are part and parcel of being human and being aware of them - both as individuals and as institutions - is useful in guiding future behaviour.
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