Women in Computer Science – Time to Change the Ratio [Infographic]

What are the social and cultural perceptions that hold women back from pursuing computer science as an area of study? How can we encourage more girls to pursue careers in computer science and other STEM careers?

Those are two of the questions Play-i answers in its new infographic, “How Girls Hold Themselves Back from Pursuing Computer Science.” The declining number of women in science, technology, engineering and math careers is a sign of a larger problem.

You can learn more about the gender gap in STEM careers by following the links below and seeing some more enlightening infographics:

The full infographic from Play-i is shown below.

Source: Play-i

What steps do you think should be taken to change the ratio in the computer science field in order to close the gender gap?

Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, MSNBC.com, BusinessWeek.com, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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