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Where are the women in Computer Science?

Although computer science is one of the fields poised for exponential job growth over the next several years, there’s a glaring lack of women entering the field. Since 1984, the number of computer science degrees awarded to women has steadily declined, and today only 13 percent of computer science graduates are female. Accordingly, top jobs in the field are male-dominated. A recent study by technology outsourcing and recruiting firm Harvey Nash Group found that out of 166 U.S.-based technology firms that replaced their CEOs last year, only six appointed a woman for the position.

It’s clear women aren’t pursuing technology careers, but why? According to Gloria Townsend, a computer science professor at Depauw University, it’s one of the most promising fields for female students to study. “There is a predicted shortage of technology workers by 2018, and women are especially courted for their ability to manage projects and teams successfully,” Townsend says. “Just as the early 1980s was a wonderful time for women to enter the field of computing, 2012 holds even more promise as a stepping stone to a technological future.”

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