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Women in IT in the New Social Era

Book Description

Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this growing problem. Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change aims to bring this topic to the forefront of discussion about what can be done to correct this lopsided gender distribution. This reference work will be an essential guide for government professionals, students, and researchers in the ICT field looking to develop a solution to equalize the retention rate of women in these related fields.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
    2. ENDNOTES
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. CHAPTER ORGANISATION
    3. PURPOSE AND SCOPE
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: Women in IT
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ADA LOVELACE
    4. GRACE HOPPER
    5. HEDY LAMARR
    6. ENIAC PROGRAMMERS
    7. COLOSSUS CODE BREAKERS
    8. HYPATIA OF ALEXANDRIA
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 2: A New Approach
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. A NEW ERA
    4. AN OLD SHORTFALL
    5. A NEW MODEL FOR A NEW ERA
    6. THE MODEL
    7. IMPLICATIONS OF THE NEW ERA
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: The Old Approach
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?
    3. WHAT’S THE HALF TIME SCORECARD?
    4. WHAT IS THE END GAME SCORECARD?
    5. SNAPSHOT POLL RESULTS
    6. RECENT INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 4: Popular Theories
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STEM THE LEAK
    4. LET’S GET CRITICAL
    5. GET REAL: LIFE COURSE APPROACH
    6. STRUCTURATION AND DUALISM
    7. GENDER MODELING
    8. #SOCIALIT
    9. A NEW LOOK AT INTERESTS AND INFLUENCERS
    10. References
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 5: Cultural and Social Contexts and Influencing Factors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CULTURAL CONTEXT AND INFLUENCING FACTORS
    4. SOCIAL CONTEXT AND INFLUENCING FACTORS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 6: Structural Context and Influencing Factors
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IT INDUSTRY FACTORS
    4. INFORMATION
    5. ACCESS FACTORS
    6. EDUCATION FACTORS
    7. SUPPORT MECHANISMS
    8. GOVERNMENT STRATEGY AND POLICIES
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
  15. Chapter 7: Individual Context
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS
    4. CURIOUS AND CURIOUSER
    5. DECISIONS, DECISIONS AND MORE DECISIONS
    6. I, I, I GENERATION
    7. I AM NOT YOU
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 8: #SocialIT
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. TECH TALK
    4. THE APPLE EFFECT
    5. BIG DATA MINING
    6. AUGMENTED REALITY
    7. THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT
    8. CROWDSOURCING
    9. NANO AND MICRO GENERATIONS
    10. LIFE EXTENSION
    11. #ANTI-SOCIALIT?
    12. LESSONS LEARNED
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: Differences
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONS
    4. THE RACE AGAINST RACE
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Conclusions and Recommendations
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. CONCLUSION
    3. CHAPTER CONCLUSIONS
    4. RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. TECTONIC SHIFT
    6. HACKFESTS AND CODE CAMPS
    7. CROWDSOURCE AND CROWDFUND
    8. SOCIAL MEDIA AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
    9. HANGOUT AND COLLABORATE
    10. CURIOUS, CREATIVE, AND CLEVER
    11. REFERENCES
    12. APPENDIX
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors