heard of the glass ceiling
now shatter it!
jobs can help women overcome one of the most frustrating things
in the work world: THE PAY GAP.
In December of 2000, Techies.com reported that women in technology
jobs make 92 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts
earn. When all career fields are combined, the 2000 U.S. Census
data showed that women typically make only 73 cents for every
dollar that their male counterparts earn. This difference can
be significant for women.
released by the U.S. Department of Education in 2000 demonstrate
that women account for 56 percent of college enrollments across
the country. However, if women are more likely to enroll in college,
very few of them are pursuing careers in technology. An article
appearing in January 2001 on CNN.com entitled Working on
the pay gap: he clicked, she clicked reported that women
make up only 20 percent of the work force for technology jobs.
public relations coordinator at Women in Technology International
said, I find that now business programs are teaching a lot
more soft skills a lot more conflict resolution and public
speaking. Younger women coming into technology have more of these
soft skills and viable companies are looking for people who have
a broader range of skills not just technological skills.
Beth Mendes-Reynolds, director of field recruitment and training
for the national office of ITT Technical Institutes agrees, The
people who are just starting their careers have the opportunity
to develop more well-rounded skills and may become increasingly
valuable. Hopefully, women will see these numbers and become more
interested in careers in technology.