"If you want to advance in the ICT industry, you have to work harder than your male peers." Women in ICT Industry Survey: preliminary findings

Anderson, Neil, Timms, Carolyn, and Courtney, Lyn (2006) "If you want to advance in the ICT industry, you have to work harder than your male peers." Women in ICT Industry Survey: preliminary findings. In: Proceedings of the 2006 Australian Women in IT Conference. From: AusWIT 2006 10th Australian Women in IT Conference: partICipaTion one year on, 4-5 December 2006, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper provides early findings from the ‘Women in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry’ survey, which is the final stage of a large research project into low participation rates of girls in ICT. Preliminary results from 289 women in ICT industries, Australia-wide, suggest that ICT career women are extremely satisfied with their career choice overall. However, further findings, and comparisons with a study conducted in the United Kingdom (UK), suggest that subtle discrimination, a ‘glass ceiling’ effect, in the ICT workplace continues to provide a source of job dissatisfaction for women in this industry.

Item ID: 4337
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: women; information communication technology; ICT; discrimination; glass ceiling
ISBN: 0-85590-823-8
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 00:20
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 100%
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