Why are we still here? Experiences of successful women in computing

Hannah M. Dee, Karen E. Petrie, Roger D. Boyle, Reena Pau

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    Abstract

    This paper describes a study into the attitudes and experiences of women at three distinct stages of the career pipeline: undergraduate, graduate student, and staff. Computing has often been likened to a "leaky pipeline" for women, so this work aims to consider various aspects of the student experience from the perspective of those who have in some sense succeeded and got at least as far as studying the subject at degree level. Through concentrating on the opinions and experiences of women who have persisted (and in some sense, done well) in computing, the authors hope to accentuate the positive: rather than work out what makes women drop out of computing, we instead consider what makes them stay.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationITICSE 2009 Proceeding of the 14th ACM SIGSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
    Editors Patrick Brezillon
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Pages233-237
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)9781605583815
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event14th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education - Paris, France
    Duration: 3 Jul 20098 Jul 2009
    http://db.grinnell.edu/sigcse/iticse2009/Program/programAtaGlance.asp

    Conference

    Conference14th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education
    Abbreviated titleITICSE 2009
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period3/07/098/07/09
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Women in computing
    • Gender issues
    • Motivation
    • PIPELINE

    Cite this

    Dee, H. M., Petrie, K. E., Boyle, R. D., & Pau, R. (2009). Why are we still here? Experiences of successful women in computing. In P. Brezillon (Ed.), ITICSE 2009 Proceeding of the 14th ACM SIGSE Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (pp. 233-237). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/1562877.1562951