This paper examines issues of support for women with Information Technology (IT) careers. Interviews of 38 women with careers in information technology sectors of different industries lasted about 90 minutes and consisted of open-ended questions regarding aspects of their careers and career paths. Research on the lack of women in STEM disciplines focuses mainly on undergraduate education and attracting women to STEM disciplines, focusing on ‘filling the pipeline.’ This research seeks to understand what it takes to have a successful, satisfying career, especially areas of support for women that may influence their success in IT careers. Knowing this may give women help in planning their careers and navigating a male dominated industry.
Guthrie, Ruth A.; Soe, Louise L.; and Yakura, Elaine, "Support Structures for Women in Information Technology Careers" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 332.