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Women in Tech

Posted Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Women in Tech Roughly 20 percent of software developers are women according to the Labor Department, a number that's actually gone down over the years. The number of female computer-science graduates dropped 37 percent between 1985 and 2012. Among women who do make it in tech, they say sexism is rampant in the male dominated field. Why are there so few women in tech, and how can those trends be reversed?

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Science, Technology

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Mel McGee, CEO of imageNation web development, Founder of We Can Code It
Elise Hu, NPR reporter cover technology and culture
Janet Kropff, Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Akron
Michele Heath, Doctoral Candidate of Computer Information Systems at Cleveland State University

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Men far outnumber women in the tech industry. That can make for an uphill career climb. But for those women who do decide to pursue a career in technology, it’s often a rewarding experience. Sound of Ideas intern Melissa Prax profiles one Northeastern Ohio female tech pioneer, Tina Hamerick.

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