Post # 1
Where I work, it’s amazingly equal compared to the industry as a whole; I attribute a lot of that to the fact I work in a hospital which is already a very female-dominated workforce. I work in a small department, there are 4 of us (3 developors and 1 DBA) plus our director. 2 of us are women, so it’s 50-50. Both the other female and I were hired about the same time, before that our department was 100% male.
One of the men I work with was amazed when we were talking about gender splits recently because he didn’t realize how much IT-related fields are still male-dominated. When I was in college and at professional conferences I’ve been to, I’d estimate it’s only 5-10% women.
I’m curious about the other bees that work in this industry, how gender-diverse is your workplace?
Post # 3
I’m an engineer and it’s definitely male dominated where I work.
Post # 4
I’m an IT Specialist (with an education in web development and design) and I work at a community health clinic. Because we are in a small town there is only me besides the other person I work with (he’s located at the hospital) is male.
When I went to college, however, I was 1 of 4 girls that made up the core class. The rest were male.
Post # 5
I’m a teacher, so I work MOSTLY with women. It’s probably about 30% male here, and 70% female. At my previous job, which was at an elementary school, the ratio was more like 90% to 10%…! MEN — come be teachers!!!!!
Post # 6
I’m in sales/customer service for a small software company. There are 8 of us in total: 6 men, and 2 women (OK we have a PT guy right now, too, so maybe it’s more like 6.5 guys? Ha). All of the programmers and tech support staff are guys, and the owners are a married couple (so, my female coworker is technically my boss) and the best boss(es) I’ve ever had! 🙂
Post # 7
We are not a stand alone tech department, but I do the database admin and software upkeep for our department. For techies, I would say that there are two techies, so we are a split office. In general though, our office is 65% women and 35% men.