Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Women in Computing

“Around 75% of girls and 60% of boys say they would consider work normally done by the opposite sex, but many types of work are still highly segregated. With more support, things could be different.“ from the Gender Agenda UK

In March 2009, Dr Maria Klawe joined Microsoft’s board, bringing the representation of women to 2 out of 10. Said Klawe:

“The underrepresentation of women in the fields of science and engineering is one of the critical issues facing the computing industry….I’m looking forward to helping the company continue to make progress on this important issue.”

Dr Klawe has a background in mathematics and computer science including functional analysis, discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science, and the design and use of interactive multimedia for mathematics education. She has written widely on Women in Computing. I can’t help but wish it was in network theory and social analysis.

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