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Survey Reveals Gender Gap in IT

According to a Deloitte and Touche survey on Women in Technology Leadership, the vast majority of women in IT still perceive gender discrimination in the workplace. The survey of 1,000 women and 500 men found that 84% of women and 57% of men feel there are too few women leaders in IT. Despite the lack of women leaders in IT, 75% of the men thought that the IT industry offered greater gender equality than other fields; 56% of women agreed. Two-thirds of the women perceived a glass ceiling in the industry, while two-thirds of men thought none existed. However, 65% of all respondents associated the high-tech industry with men, vs. only 4% who associated IT with women. The end result: only 33% of women in IT say that they would choose the profession if they were starting out again. Forty-seven percent of men would choose to stick with IT.

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Deloitte & Touche LLP/Deloitte Consulting Ð June 5, 2001, CNN.com Ð June 11, 2001

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