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The Resource The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity, Douglas M. Branson

The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity, Douglas M. Branson

Label
The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity
Title
The future of tech is female
Title remainder
how to achieve gender diversity
Statement of responsibility
Douglas M. Branson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An accessible guide for increasing female presence and leadership in tech companies. Tech giants like Apple and Google are among the fastest growing companies in the world, leading innovations in design and development. Owning most of the world's consumer electronics and digital software market, the cutting-edge tech industry extends far beyond Silicon Valley. The industry continues to see rapid growth and employs millions, in the US it is at the epicenter of the American economy. So why is that only 5% of senior executives in the tech industry are female? Underrepresentation of women on boards of directors, in the C-suite, and as senior managers remains pervasive at these giants. As tech companies are plagued with high-profile claims of harassment and discrimination, and salary discrepancies for comparable work, what exactly is preventing women from reaching management roles, and, more importantly, what can be done to fix it? The Future of Tech is Female considers the paradoxes involved in women's ascension to leadership roles, and suggests industry-wide solutions to combat gender inequality. Drawing on 15 years of speaking, conferencing, writing, and publishing, Douglas M. Branson traces the history of women in information technology in order to identify solutions for the current issues facing women in the industry today. Branson explores a variety of solutions such as mandatory quota laws for female employment, pledge programs, and expansion of the H1-B VISA program, and grapples with the challenges facing women in IT from a range of perspectives. Branson unpacks the plethora of reasons women should hold leadership roles, both in and out of this industry, and concludes with a call to reform attitudes toward women in one particular IT branch, the video and computer gaming field, a gateway to many STEM futures. An invaluable resource for anyone invested in gender equality in the boardroom, The Future of Tech is Female lays out the first steps toward a more diverse future for women in tech leadership. This book provides a sobering look at gender gap while painting an encouraging picture on how the world's fastest growing industry can work towards breaking the glass ceiling."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Branson, Douglas M
Dewey number
  • 004.068/4
  • 658.4
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HD30.2
  • T36
LC item number
  • .B73 2018
  • .B73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Women in technology
  • Personnel management
  • Women executives
  • Women
  • Women in technology
  • Information technology
  • Personnel management
  • Women
Label
The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity, Douglas M. Branson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conundrum -- Industries that do not hire or promote -- The paradox -- Qualifications and reservations -- Poor performances by female CEOs -- A history of women in information technology -- Once upon a time -- Basic education : impediments to overcome -- The distant past and near future -- Solutions advanced -- Women to try harder : "lean in" and similar recommendations -- Mandatory quota laws -- Certificate and pledge programs -- Comply or explain regimes -- Mentoring and sponsorship -- Mandatory disclosure : the U.S. experience -- Proposals for STEM education -- The industry's answer : an expanded H-1b visa program -- Solutions that may work -- Leavening STEM education -- Paying close attention to the pool problem -- Enlarging the pool : easing off-ramps and enhancing on-ramps -- Measure what you intend to manage and ways to manage it -- Adopt a version of the Rooney rule -- Theoretical feminist views -- Needed fixes -- now -- Reform the gaming industry -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Publicly held information technology companies -- Appendix B. Women senior executives in publicly held information technology companies -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
1007046528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479875177
Lccn
2017044870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007046528
Label
The future of tech is female : how to achieve gender diversity, Douglas M. Branson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The conundrum -- Industries that do not hire or promote -- The paradox -- Qualifications and reservations -- Poor performances by female CEOs -- A history of women in information technology -- Once upon a time -- Basic education : impediments to overcome -- The distant past and near future -- Solutions advanced -- Women to try harder : "lean in" and similar recommendations -- Mandatory quota laws -- Certificate and pledge programs -- Comply or explain regimes -- Mentoring and sponsorship -- Mandatory disclosure : the U.S. experience -- Proposals for STEM education -- The industry's answer : an expanded H-1b visa program -- Solutions that may work -- Leavening STEM education -- Paying close attention to the pool problem -- Enlarging the pool : easing off-ramps and enhancing on-ramps -- Measure what you intend to manage and ways to manage it -- Adopt a version of the Rooney rule -- Theoretical feminist views -- Needed fixes -- now -- Reform the gaming industry -- Final observations -- Appendix A. Publicly held information technology companies -- Appendix B. Women senior executives in publicly held information technology companies -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the author
Control code
1007046528
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9781479875177
Lccn
2017044870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1007046528

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