Diversity in IT Jobs
Getting a more diverse group of workers in all aspects of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry is crucial to overcoming the digital divide in both access and representation.
Yet, despite some model efforts, women and people of color of both genders lag far behind in the statistics on jobs. The resources on this page include both analyses of this problem and links to groups who are doing creative work to overcome this gap. The problem is a global one, so included are perspectives touching on each continent.
Books and Articles on Gender, Race and the ICT Workforce
Barbercheck, Mary et al. (eds.). Women, Science, and Technology 2nd edition.. New York: Routledge, 2008
Bystydzienski, Jill M. and Sharon R. Bird, eds. Removing Barriers: Women in Academic Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 2006.
Burger, Carol J. et al., eds. Reconfiguring the Firewall: Recruiting Women to Information Technology across Cultures and Continents. Wellesley, MA: AK Peters, Ltd., 2007.
Burke, Ronald J. and Mary C. Mattis, eds. Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Upping the Numbers. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007.
Cohoon, J. McGrath and William Aspray, eds. Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Elm, Malin Sveningsson and Jenny Sundén, eds. Cyberfeminism in Northern Lights: Digital Media and Gender in a Nordic Context. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
Faulkner, K. et al. Strategies of Inclusion: Gender and the Information Society. Edinburgh, UK: Research Centre for Social Sciences, 2004.
Fox, Mary Frank et al., eds. Women, Gender, and Technology. Champaign, IL: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2006.
Hafkin, Nancy and Sophia Huyer, eds. Cinderella or Cyberella?: Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2006.
Haynes, Deborah J. et al., eds. Gender, Race, and Information Technology. A special issue of the journal Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies. Vol. 26, No. 1, 2005.
Hrabowski, Freeman A. et al. Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2002
Kitetu, Catherine Wawasi. Gender, Science and Technology: Perspectives from Africa. Dakar, Senegal. CODESRIA, 2008.
Lerman, Nina E. et al., eds. Gender and Technology: A Reader. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
Lynch, Julianne. ed. Gender and IT: Ongoing Challenges for Computing and Information Technology Education in Australian Secondary Schools. Sydney: Australian Curriculum Studies Association, 2008.
Margolis, J., Goode, et.al. Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.
Margolis, J. and. A. Fisher. Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Newitz, Annalee and Charlie Anders. eds. She's Such a Geek! Women Write about Science, Technology, and Other Nerdy Stuff. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2006.
Ng, Cecilia and Swasti Mitter. eds. Gender and the Digital Economy: Perspectives from the Developing World. London: Sage Publications Pvt., Ltd., 2005.
Pellow, David and Lisa Park. The Silicon Valley of Dreams: Environmental Injustice, Immigrant Workers, and the High-Tech Global Economy. NY: NYU Press, 2002. Best book on the toxic dangers to workers of IT labor in US and globally.
Scott-Dixon, Krista. Doing IT: Women Working in Information Technology. Toronto, CA: Sumach Press, 2004.
Sharma, Usha. Women Empowerment Through Information Technology. New Delhi, India: Authors Press, 2003.
Smith, Ted, et al., eds. Challenging the Chip: Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry.Temple UP, 2006. Excellent collection of essays.
Stewart, Abigail J. et al., eds.. Transforming Science and Engineering: Advancing Academic Women. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2007.
Turner, Eva. ed. Women in Computing. Special issue of the Journal of Information, Communication, and Ethics in Society. vol 3, issue 4 (2005).
Zorn, Isabel et al., eds. Gender Designs IT: Construction and Deconstruction of Information Society Technology. Wiesbaden, Germany: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007.