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Issue No.03 - March (2013 vol.46)
pp: 24-29
Wendy M. DuBow , National Center for Women & Information Technology
ABSTRACT
Computing-related jobs are interesting, well-paying, secure, and abundant, so why aren't more women working in this creative field that produces the technology that is central to our daily lives? The Web extra at http://youtu.be/TgNJJzSiBiY is a video interview in which Wendy DuBow, a research scientist at the National Center for Women & Information Technology, discusses the importance of gender diversity in computing with Alfred C. (Alf) Weaver, the director of the University of Virginia's Applied Research Institute.
INDEX TERMS
Gender issues, Equal opportunities, Technological innovation, Computer science education, Sociology, Statistics, Career develolpment, Professional aspects, Engineering profession, Social factors, the computing profession, Educational institutions, Computers, Technological innovation, Computer science, Sociology, Statistics, computers and society, computers and education, computing milieu
CITATION
Wendy M. DuBow, "Diversity in Computing: Why It Matters and How Organizations Can Achieve It", Computer, vol.46, no. 3, pp. 24-29, March 2013, doi:10.1109/MC.2013.6
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