WOMEN AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: ONGOING CHALLENGES FOR COMPUTING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Author:

Asha Srivastava

Publisher:

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

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Publisher

MD PUBLICATIONS PVT LTD

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

9788175332522

ISBN-10 8175332522
Binding

Hard Cover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 239 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x2
Weight (grms) 444

It has always been claimed that there is a growing demand for IT workers with leadership, interpersonal and communication skills in order to combat the genral drop in worker retention and ineffective training. Qualitative studies show that many women in technology are interested in this combination of technical and non-technical work; hence they are potentially a good fit in these roles. On a similar note, it has been argued that the inclusion of women in computing will mitigate innovation-hindering effects such as group think by preventing the group from becoming too homogenized. Gender diversity has been suggested to give benefits such as better decision making, increased creativity and enhanced innovative performance. Men have worked in this industry longer and thus have gained technical expertise that any one new to the industry may not have. It is clear that with time working in a field comes experience. Women, many being new to the field must overcome the disrespect and criticism that comes with lack of knowledge. This lack of knowledge is often emphasized when the person is female verses male.

Asha Srivastava

Asha Srivastava obtained PhD in Psychology from Lucknow University. She worked as Lecturer, Psychologist and Assistant Director in different organizations and validated new methodologies and implemented the same analytical works and actively engaged in continuous up gradation of the technology for better output. She has presented on paper “ Role of Polygraph in Counter-terrorism in Indian Perspective “in the Third International Workshop On Polygraph in Counterterrorism at Brussels , Belgium and received DFS Meritorious Award in Forensic Science-2008 in recognition for outstanding contribution made at National Level in the field of “ Forensic Psychology She is presently working as Senior Scientific Officer I & HOD of Lie- Detection in CFSL/CBI / New Delhi and is the author of two books entitled “ Encyclopedia of Criminology and Forensic Science “ and Educational Psychology.
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