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Survey of Women, Men in IT Shows Differing Views

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A recent Technisource survey of men and women in information technology (IT) found differences in opinion in areas such as compensation and career challenges. More than 75 percent of the women surveyed do not think that their compensation is equal to that of men in the industry, while almost half of the men think that pay is equal between the sexes. Meanwhile, 42 percent of women said they think that IT is generally a male career path, but only 30 percent of men shared that belief. The survey found that 73 percent of female IT professionals feel that women do not have enough role models in the industry, compared to 53 percent of men who were asked the same question.

However, women and men tended to agree in other areas. Only 24 percent of women and 26 percent of men felt that society encourages young women to pursue math and science careers, and 78 percent of women and 66 percent of men said that IT needs more female professionals.

Both women and men felt equally satisfied with their jobs, as nearly two-thirds of all respondents said they plan to spend the rest of careers in IT.

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