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Is computing just for men? Are men and women suited to different careers? This collection of global perspectives challenges these commonly held western views, perpetuated as explanations for women's low participation in computing. By providing an insider look at how different cultures worldwide impact the experiences of women in computing, the book introduces readers to theories and evidence that support the need to turn to environmental factors, rather than innate potential, to understand what determines women's participation in this growing field. This wakeup call to examine the obstacles and catalysts within various cultures and environments will help those interested in improving the situation understand where they might look to make changes that could impact women's participation in their classrooms, companies, and administrations. Computer scientists, STEM educators, students of all disciplines, professionals in the tech industry, leaders in gender equity, anthropologists, and policy makers will all benefit from reading this book.
Alison Derbenwick Miller - Vice President, Research and Emerging Technology, Oracle
Lenore Blum - Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
Gerry Katilius - Vision 2020 National Women's Equality Initiative Delegate and former Google Global Diversity Unbiasing Program Manager
Kathleen Buse - Case Western Reserve University, Ohio
Daniel Mosse - University of Pittsburgh
Tracy Camp - Colorado School of Mines