Sad statistics and stereotypes
University graduates from technical faculties are 40% all students. But when we analyze female software engineers they are much less - 16%. Dmytro Maleev, Program Committee Member, in his book about Ukrainian IT says that this is a matter of stereotype.
However, he personally recommends IT women when asked for reference evaluating their work quality very high.
In families girls are usually grown and learnt for housekeeping or in the best case educated to develop their social skills for employment at HR and Management positions. Project management and team driving roles in other departments are occupied by females in 33%.
Software developers negatively react to relative examinations, standards, and certifications. Meanwhile statistics says very loud for itself pointing the root-cause.
A University of Maryland study looking at 15 years of data from the S&P1500 found that female representation in senior management brought informational and social diversity benefits, enriched the behaviors exhibited by managers throughout the firm, and motivated women in middle management. All of which resulted in improved individual and company performance – especially where the firm's strategy was focused on innovation, in which context the informational and social benefits of gender diversity and the behaviors of more diverse teams had a bigger impact.