where are the girls?
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that by 2020 there will be more than 1.4 million computing-related job openings. At current rates, however, we can only fill about 30% of those jobs with U.S. computing bachelor's grads. Girls represent a valuable, mostly untapped talent pool.
Girls in IT: The facts (NCWIT, 2012)
Girls in IT: The facts (NCWIT, 2012)
74% of teen girls are interested in STEM, but …
- girls believe that other girls their age aren't considering a career in STEM
- girls are uncomfortable being the only girl in class
- girls believe they would have to work harder than a man to be taken seriously
Generation STEM: What girls say about science, technology, engineering and math (Girls Scouts, 2012)
what’s the problem with girls and computing?
- being passionate about their jobs
- doing interesting work
- having the power to do good and make a difference
- girls feel that computing fails to deliver the three most important characteristics they want from a career:
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