A4 Article in conference proceedings
Women in IT Project : Survey Results (2023)


Laine, S., Målquist, U., Myllymäki, M., & Hakala, I. (2023). Women in IT Project : Survey Results. In N. van der Aa (Ed.), EAEEIE 2023 : 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering. IEEE. Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering. https://doi.org/10.23919/EAEEIE55804.2023.10181717


JYU authors or editors


Publication details

All authors or editorsLaine, Sanna; Målquist, Ulla; Myllymäki, Mikko; Hakala, Ismo

Parent publicationEAEEIE 2023 : 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering

Parent publication editorsvan der Aa, Nico

Place and date of conferenceEindhoven, Netherlands14.-16.6.2023

ISBN979-8-3503-4676-3

eISBN978-90-386-5690-8

Journal or seriesProceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering

ISSN2376-4198

eISSN2472-7687

Publication year2023

Publication date14/06/2023

PublisherIEEE

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.23919/EAEEIE55804.2023.10181717

Publication open accessNot open

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/92466


Abstract

Increasing the proportion of women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector could help rectify the labor shortage and improve gender equality. To identify the factors attracting personnel to this sector, a survey was administered to a group of female master’s students studying information technology. This paper presents the results of the survey, which dealt with the students’ perceptions of and experiences with work in the ICT sector. About half of the respondents were already working in the sector, and others were hoping to enter it. Since some of the respondents were changing careers, we had an opportunity to discover why an ICT education was not chosen in the first place. The results showed that potential female ICT students may be lost when they are not given enough information and encouraged at a young age. The respondents valued the possibility of working remotely and expected opportunities to do so in the ICT sector. They viewed health and well-being, and education as the most compelling reasons for pursuing ICT work.


Keywordstechnological fieldsinformation and communications technologyequality (values)staffwomencareereducation and trainingadult educationknow-howprojectsdiversityquestionnaire survey

Free keywordssurveys; engineering profession; education; Europe; information and communication technology; personnel; gender issues; women in IT; adult education; gender equality; diversity; career change


Contributing organizations


Related projects

  • WinIT - Women in IT
      • HakalaIsmo
    • Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Central Finland
    01/08/2020-31/08/2023


Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

Preliminary JUFO rating0


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