I understand that this was the result of a "high-level dialogue"
(whatever that means) among few (how many?) people. This reminds me
of the "the Emperor of China nose length" problem
Discussion among a limited group of people is not guaranteed to give
you the "truth," in this case the conclusion is maybe more the result
of the preconception of the participants, rather than the real
motivations behind low woman participation in ICT.
In this case the best solution (although not easy to implement) would
be to ask directly to young women: "Are you interested in an ICT
carrer?, If yes, why? If no, why not?"
My personal (limited, I admit it) experience with my high-school
female co-students, was that most of them were not interested in
technical stuff, telling them about the latest program for C-64 was
the most efficient algorithm to get them bored. If you say that
personal interest does not matter and that they should be attracted by
the career opportunities in a field that they do not like, let me beg
to disagree: I had enough negative experiences about people that do
their work only for money, rather than for passion.
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:39:56AM +0200,
Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer(_at_)nic(_dot_)fr> wrote
a message of 13 lines which said:
I also note that the "prominent women from the technology industry"
invited by the IUT
s/IUT/ITU/ of course.