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Sandberg's book prompts discussion on dearth of women in IT

Patrick Thibodeau | March 26, 2013
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's belief that the women's revolution has 'stalled' and that 'men still run the world' may hold true in IT.

Paula Hunter, executive director of the nonprofit Outercurve Foundation, which offers a forum for open-source and commercial software developers to come together, also cited some advantages that can make tech work attractive to more women. Software engineering, she said, "is not only well paid, but highly flexible," and therefore, she added, it's a good profession for "women who want to work throughout their children's formative years."

 

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