Historically, it is the responsibility of man to earn money. So men are always under pressure to work and earn money. Even if you don't like some job but if it is the only option then you should work. Sometimes you don't have so much options. But women generally prefer better jobs and if they don't like it they don't accept it and don't work. That's all. Women don't like IT because you can be called in the middle of your dreams because of a simple system component failure. If you're on the development side then long nights and weekends with overtime waits for you. I remember at some time police department said "our men are working in very bad conditions but I can not send women to everywhere. Most of them are not strong enough for long and heavy duties. And of course for each pregnancy our jobs must be replanned again and again. Our offices are full of women and I do not want more". Let's be honest. Women are not Xena. Generally they are not forced like us to work under any condition. They can "choise" which is a very important factor. Do not be mistaken by the exceptional women who say very big things and seem like a warrior princess. In real life there are not so much of them. So if you don't give positive discrimination then you can not get work balance. But if our aim is quality then this can not be solved with adding women to the area. It's not about gender or race, it's all about knowledge, experience, performance.
Also can I get the original requirement? Do we want to increase the number of IT workers, do we want to increase the software quality OR do we just need women? Is that all about it? What is the requirement?
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