Why are we still here?: experiences of successful women in computing

Dee, Hannah M., Petrie, Karen E., Boyle, Roger D. and Pau, Reena (2009) Why are we still here?: experiences of successful women in computing. In, UNSPECIFIED, Paris, FR, 06 - 09 Jul 2009. New York City, US, Association for Computing Machinery, 233-237. (doi:10.1145/1562877.1562951).


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This paper describes a study into the attitudes and experiences of women at three distinct stages of the career pipeline: undergraduate, graduate student, and staff. Computing has often been likened to a "leaky pipeline" for women, so this work aims to consider various aspects of the student experience from the perspective of those who have in some sense succeeded and got at least as far as studying the subject at degree level. Through concentrating on the opinions and experiences of women who have persisted (and in some sense, done well) in computing, the authors hope to accentuate the positive: rather than work out what makes women drop out of computing, we instead consider what makes them stay.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1145/1562877.1562951
Additional Information: Also published in the ACM SIGCSE Bulletin - ITiCSE '09 Volume 41 Issue 3, September 2009 10.1145/1595496.1562951
ISBNs: 9781605583815 (paperback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 176371
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Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:33
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176371

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