How did Mathematics and Accounting Get So Many Women? What Can IT Disciplines Learn?

  • This paper looks at two disciplines with similarities to Information Technology (IT) to see if any differences inform what should be done in IT to attract and retain women students. Disciplines that were traditionally male, mathematics and accounting, have succeeded in gaining equal numbers of male and female students. An overview of the gender transformation of Math and Accounting is given, with a list of shared strategies used to attract women. Similarities to the IT discipline are discussed and prescriptions for attracting women to IT are given.

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