Women in ICT - Retain and Sustain: An Overview of the ACS-W Survey

Susan Bandias, Leonie Warne

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    Many attempts have been made to retain women in the ICT industry but a high level of attrition persists. A perceived lack of data about the actual needs, experiences and challenges of women in the Australian sector prompted the Australian Computer Society's Women's Board (ACS-W) to undertake a survey of all female members of the ACS. This paper gives a brief summary of the literature, an outline of the methodology and an overview of the results of the survey highlighting the primary concerns of respondents: remuneration; the male dominated working culture; and work-life balance. An overview is also given of some specific issues from some cohorts that emerged from the data, in particular, older women, non-Australian citizens, the unemployed and rural women. The paper summarise "what women want" on the basis of the survey results and concludes with some suggestions on how some of these issues can be addressed. � 2009 Bandias & Warne.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
    EditorsH Scheepers, M Davern
    Place of PublicationMelbourne, VIC, Australia
    PublisherMonash University Publishing
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9780646525709
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems - Melbourne
    Duration: 2 Dec 20094 Dec 2009


    Conference20th Australasian Conference on Information Systems


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