Reality behind woman in the IT field
In my opinion there is no need for a quota, because its not going to make a huge difference first off, on the amount of woman in the IT field. Granted, I think it will bring some type of awareness and possibly encourage some woman to think about getting into the IT field, but its not a guarantee and or a solution like others have stated to balance the woman to man ratio out in IT. Being a woman in the IT field and working in it for over the past 10 years, I find that a fair amount of woman lack the interest in the IT field. Its just not their forte or they don't have the desire to pursue a career in IT. I agree with someones statement that in the next 10 - 15 years we are going to see an influx of woman in IT. I feel its because we are moving towards a society that completely rely's on technology and we can not ignore that fact. It will then become a necessity to understand technology and gain an interest in it. Especially, if you want to be employed. In closing, there is one change I think could help encourage more woman to join the IT field and that is the pay scale needs to change. Woman should get paid what a man gets paid doing the same job. But that's another topic.
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