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  1. Dramane
    Dramane at | | Reply

    Another argument may be that women lack “patience” (very few of them are available to spend a whole night in front of a computer screen to .. improve a small feature of an application) and are less “tough” than their male counterparts. I remember when I used to be a student, our female comrades were well known to dislike programming. But they were excellent in modelling, needs analysis and the production of documentation for software projects. We boys were more interested at impressing the teachers with our software, even if the analysis behind was generally less rigorous than that of girls.

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  2. Aunt Lynne
    Aunt Lynne at | | Reply

    Hi Theresa,
    Part of my job is web maintenance and development for Financial Operations here at W&M. Most of the individuals in IT that I deal with are women, but I thought I would check the numbers after reading your blog. We have 100 IT people, of which 36 are women. But in Web Development, half are women. Hopefully, in 20 years you can say something similar. In the meantime, I consider you a true pioneer!

    Love,
    Aunt Lynne

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