Should we encourage more women to go into IT?

If we should encourage more women into IT, to add more creativity, communication and people skills into the mix, how do we keep them there, and are they welcome?

The article at the link below made me think about this. Personally I love that there are so opportunities that are available to me working in IT. I have worked as a network administrator, IT and Telecommunications Manager, Application Support Team Leader, changed to a Web Designer, and now work in Web Development and support.

I keep my design and technical skills honed and stimulated by taking on new non-profit projects so I don’t get into a career rut. It also challenges me to venture into unfamiliar technologies, so provides the excitement that working in a bureaucratic environment doesn’t.

However, I now have the confidence with these new designs and technologies to apply them in my workplace, so I encourage anyone wanting stimulating challenges, to volunteer their skills to a non profit as it is incredibly rewarding.

Women in IT: Does the Shortage Matter?

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