$$ may be the way to recruit women
As a woman, I have worked, and still work, in IT for over 40 years. A career in IT always allowed me to make decent money. Yes, I have been through lay-offs and downturns, but I survived because I was able to save during the good times AND because I always kept my skills tuned and multiple certifications current. For women who are nerds or geeks or otherwise have the temperament, skills and desires, this should be a great recruiting tool. This should be part of 'promoting women in IT'.
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