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Women in Business Tip: Motivating the Next Generation of Women in IT
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Gender bias in the technology industries is not a myth, according to tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa. Department of Labor statistics show only 25.6 percent of workers in tech professions are women. What’s more, the percentage of female computer science graduates has actually fallen since the mid-1980s, from 37 percent to 14 percent. What can be done about this discrepancy? If you’re a woman entrepreneur in IT (or are hoping to be), there are several organizations dedicated to motivating girls and women to embrace tech professions and businesses. WomenInTechnology.org offers a broad range of support, programs and resources to advance women in technology, from the classroom to the boardroom. The National Center for Women Information Technology also has assistance, resources and programs dedicated to promoting and inspiring women to join the IT field.

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Rieva Lesonsky

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Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at rieva@smallbizdaily.com, follow her on Google+ and Twitter.com/Rieva, and visit her website, SmallBizDaily.com, to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free TrendCast reports.
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