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Skills of Women Technologists

Skills of Women Technologists
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Author(s): Maria Elisa R. Jacob (DePaul University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Eileen M. Trauth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-815-4.ch173


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Women technologists practice careers in various fields of information technology. They traditionally are educated and trained to acquire primarily technical skills. However, in response to organizational change and industry shifts, today’s women technologists are acquiring a multitude of diverse skill sets—on top of their conventional technical skills—to excel and succeed in the workplace. This article delves into various skill sets in today’s IT workplace and how women technologists have adopted and updated their skill sets to redefine their role to align with today’s industries.

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