The gender gap is finally starting to close in computer science after years of male dominance. According to a 2005 report by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, when high school girls think of computer scientists they think of geeks, pocket protectors, isolated cubicles and a lifetime of staring into a screen writing computer code.
But there has been a turnaround:
Experts on the gender gap in computer science believe a multi-pronged strategy is needed to close it. The tactics would include the following:
Why Computer Science Needs More Women
Technology companies with more women in management positions have a 34% higher return on investments.
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