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Re: Just a thought...

by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
on Jul 13, 2001 at 10:33 UTC ( #96305=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Just a thought...
in thread Omigawd! Surprised by Reality!

P.S. what did you mean exactly by.. "not many American-born women are becoming programmers.."
Well, in the past seven years I recall working with perhaps three or four American-born female programmers, about 10-20 foreign-born female programmers, and maybe 100-200 males. Thus, by my unscientific estimate, American-born females make up about two percent of all programmers. Not a lot, since they are 40-50 percent of the population.

Any observant person could agree that American-born females are underrepresented in programming jobs, and much much more underrepresented than are foreign-born women.

- does that mean if I was a woman who happened to be born in another country but raised in America - that I wouldn't fit in that sentence?
No, it would mean that you were not part of the phenomenon of American-born women being underrepresented in programming jobs.
Or that other countries are maybe influencing the female gender to rise up and tackle Hi-Tech - while America isn't?
It is my observation that Asian-born (e.g., India and China) women are more likely to become programmers than are American-born women. I do not know why.

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