What is your opinion on the issues of cultural histories and gender identity expectations?
Write paper answering the following two questions:
Issues of gender equality in the workplace are important. The IS and ICT professions have been widely criticized for imbalances and power differentials between men and women. This issue is more pronounced for the IT industry than others because women do not enter the IT field in great numbers, and attrition among women is greater than among men. This Discussion will help you highlight some of the issues affecting women in the IT workplace.
1). What is your opinion on the issues of cultural histories and gender identity expectations?
2). Do you think these are valid points about the past and present experience of women in the ICT workplace?
Adam, A., Griffiths, M., Keogh, C., Moore, K., Richardson, H., & Tattersall, A. (2006). Being an ‘It’ in IT: Gendered identities in IT work. European Journal of Information Systems, 15(4), 368-378. DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ejis.3000631.
Use the Walden Library to access the ProQuest Central database, and search using the article’s Document ID: 1135913831.
This article presents a study of gender and IT. The article notes that technological skills are closely tied to gender identities and that women, in particular, devise strategies to negotiate the complex identity that comes with possessing technological skills.
Moore, K., Griffiths, M., & Richardson, H. (2005). Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future. Click for more options
Gendered Futures? Women, the ICT Workplace and Stories of the Future by Moore, K., Griffiths, M., Richardson, H., & Adam, A. in Gender, work, and organization, 15(5), 523-542. Copyright 2008 by John Wiley & Sons – Journals. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons – Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.
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