Clem Herman is Professor of Gender and Technology at the Open University. As co-author of the BCS book on Women in Tech, she looks at translating research into action, the impact of career breaks and the unsuitability of the ladder climbing analogy in women's careers, and what we can learn from other cultures.
Women in Tech: A practical guide to increasing gender diversity and inclusion
It has long been recognised that the technology industry is not diverse and gender inclusive. In the UK, the proportion of women in technology roles has remained stubbornly beneath 20% for the last twenty years. With this book we hope to help address that.
This guide to tackling the gender imbalance in technology professions offers expertise, initiatives and true stories to support those wishing to bring greater gender diversity into the workplace.
It aims to inform regarding background, theory and policy; advise on concrete actions that can be undertaken, and to be an exemplar for companies, organisations, establishments and campaigns in the form of real-world case studies.