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General Chat Thread, female technicians in General; A female techie is worth more than 50 male ones, I'm sure <steps back and waits for the deluge> :-)...
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    A female techie is worth more than 50 male ones, I'm sure <steps back and waits for the deluge> :-)

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    The chair of NetworkNorthants (the local community of IT support staff and IT support providers) is also female.

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    I sent this to our Head of PE (a woman) last week - From the archive, 16 May 1921: Protest over women inspectors | From the Guardian | The Guardian. I've never come across this attitude in IT, tho' we don't have this sort of back story.
    Could I be the first to say that some of my best friends are women?

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    Female tech here too-- and I actually know a couple of others- techs in surrounding primarys.

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    In my time I've worked with one female IT technician (although she was half IT technician and half PE techician), while met a female network manager when I was on a traning course for the VLE. Young (my age, ~21) female technicians are something reminiscent of a mythical creature.

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    I think there are probably more of us than you would think on here. Some use a name that doesn't immediately identify them as female, and others just lurk rather than post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    About 8% of our IT Managers in our county are female to give you a statistic
    Intresting sastistic - it seems there are more women in management in IT than as techies.
    I am one of two female tecies in a team of 16 so not quite alone, the undergraduates studing Computing here is approximately 250 over the three year groups, but of these 250 only 22 are female.

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    I should have added the background to that, its just the ICT Managers at secondary level, I am sure we have many more technicians in both secondary and primary as I don't have those figures to hand but you are right and its good to see a redressing of the gender imbalance

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    Resurrecting a thread ... could folk who have contributed here also add something to Jobs for the Girls: Encouraging girls to consider qualifications and careers in IT ?

    Many thanks

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    Only at the weekend.

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    In my time here we've advertised for tech or senior tech on at least 8 or 9 occasions, and not once have we received an application from a female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibson335 View Post
    In my time here we've advertised for tech or senior tech on at least 8 or 9 occasions, and not once have we received an application from a female.
    But if you look like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    But if you look like that...
    To be fair, they don't know that... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    About 8% of our IT Managers in our county are female to give you a statistic
    Don't think I have ever actually met one, I know they exist, even in NZ but are still quite rare as far as I can tell.

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