This is a hot topic on the blogosphere lately so we asked Sara about how she got into computers and how to introduce more women into technology fields.
Here's some other blogs on this topic:
"My current hypothesis is that women, by nature, are looking for more long-term jobs. The tech field, sadly, ain't it."
:"I've been watching with interest
the various posts about why there are so few women in tech and what can/should be done about it."
"I hate to make this into a "girl thing", but in all honesty, as someone who's watched his sister get treated very differently at a computer store than I would, purely on the basis of her body parts, I can tell you that there is a very real bias in the
, in a chapter of his book "Re-Imagine" titled "Women Roar":
"Bankers and carmakers and hoteliers and healthcare providers (and countless other business leaders) just don't get it. American women account for more than half of U.S. GDP. They are the instigator-in-chief of most consumer purchases, and of more and more
business purchases. Yet companies treat women as a "niche" market, or else ignore this market altogether. Women are the Main Game--because, to quote bank robber Willie Sutton, "That's where the money is.""
Now it's your turn. What do you think about this issue?