Seven Facts about Women
- Women earn 77 cents for every dollar that a man earns, yet a majority of single parents are single mothers. Thus getting more women into STEM could both reduce the gender wage gap and ensure that single mothers don't have to struggle to put food on the table. –Celia Islam, Huffington Post’s Girls in STEM Blog, 2013.
- Having people with different mind-sets, capabilities, and imaginations on production teams improves the creative process and helps to minimize avoidable mistakes. - Karen Purcell, Huffington Post, 2012.
- Not only are there currently more jobs in STEM than in any other industry, but most of these high-tech jobs are high-paying…there will be around 1.4 million computer specialist job openings expected in the U.S. by 2020.” –Huffington Post’s Girls in STEM Blog, 2013.
- The overall percentage of women in IT “has dropped from a high of 40 percent in 1986, to about 29 percent at the end of 1999, and is still dropping.” -Ramsey and McCorduck, 2005.
- The value of mentorship and role models is irreplaceable. Finding a mentor early on can do wonders for the amount of satisfaction we find in our jobs, thus leading to a higher retention rate. - Karen Purcell, Huffington Post, 2012.
- The impacts of mentoring can flow down from women in academia to their students entering practice. – Loiacono, et al. 2013.
- Women are more likely than men to leave academia. Though women earn doctorates at nearly the same rate as men, they represent fewer than 40 percent of full-time faculty positions. This is partly due to the “leaky pipeline” that exists. - Goulden, Mason and Frasch,
Literature on Women in IS
Loiacono, Eleanor; Iyer, Lakshmi; Armstrong, Deb; Craig, Annemieke; and Beekhuyzen, Jenine. “AIS Women’s Network: Advancing Women in IS Academia.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, forthcoming.
Loiacono, Eleanor; Urquhart, Cathy; Beath, Cynthia; Craig, Annemieke; Thatcher, Jason; Vogel, Douglas R.; and Zigurs, Ilze (2013) "Thirty Years and Counting: Do We Still Need the ICIS Women’s Breakfast?," Communications of the Association for Information Systems: Vol. 33, Article 7. Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol33/iss1/7.
Shared literature review: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/htlxvzxd1jo9aed/w8RfpJ-slV.