Gender gap in IT in Latin America

Indira R. Guzman, Rita Berardi, Patricia Cabero Tapia, Nadia Rodriguez, Cristiano Maciel, Gabriela Marin-Raventos, Michelle Rodriguez

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Abstract

The underrepresentation of women in IT related majors such as computer science, computer engineering, and information systems (IS) has been evident all over the world. As a result, many private and public institutions have created programs aimed to increase enrollment, recruitment, and placement of women in the field and reduce the gender gap in the field. Several journal publications about this kind of research can be found in the scientific literature about studies mostly conducted in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia, but very few publications about this kind of research in Latin American countries is available in the literature despite the fact that in the last ten years, countries in Latin America also developed a variety of programs with the same goal with the support of international organizations like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), giant technology corporations like IBM, and local governments. There are very few publications in international scientific outlets about Gender Gap in IT in Latin America. In this panel, seven Latin American academics will share recent related projects they have been part of, compare project results, challenges, and discuss what kind of dissemination practices could be more appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-73363-254-6
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020 - Salt Lake City, Virtual, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 202014 Aug 2020

Publication series

Name26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020

Conference

Conference26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, Virtual
Period10/08/2014/08/20

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
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Keywords

  • Gender
  • Latin America
  • Research Dissemination
  • Women in IT

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