February 5, 2001

Best kept secrets of the IT geek girls

Author: JT Smith

From FairfaxIT: "AT NEC there is a rather unusual phenomenon in the 3G System design team. During the past 12 months, the number of women
recruited outnumber the men. At ninemsn, there is an equal number of men and women working in its Web development area.

These are technical areas, which is exactly what young women entering universities are avoiding in droves. Women account for
only 20 per cent of enrolments in IT courses nationwide and this is decreasing.

But ask just about any woman working within the IT industry about their level of job satisfaction and you get the feeling they think
they have discovered the world's best kept secret."


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