Re: Who are we?

Subject: Re: Who are we?
From: Gila Jones <majones -at- EXO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 08:08:34 -0700

Steve Evanina wrote:

> (several) systems. Here, women engineers are in the minority.
> We have some, and the ones that are here are extremely good and
> easy to work with. Engineering (EE/ME) seems to be a male
> dominated profession.

This reminds me of a related issue. When I finished school in 1977, I
took a job as an MIS programmer/analyst. A significant number of my peers
were women, and all the MIS management at our facility were female.
Later I worked in technical support, where there was also a goodly
number of women, and I fell into tech writing after that.

These days female programmer/analysts are somewhat rare. They are
certainly not unheard of, but when I started working I think there
were almost as many women in the field as men.

What might have happened? Did a lot of them become tech writers, like
me? Why aren't women starting out in programming any more?

Gila Jones --- majones -at- exo -dot- com

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