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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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.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
EditorialAssociation for Information Systems
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión digital)978-1-73363-254-6
EstadoPublicada - 2020
Publicado de forma externa
Evento26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020 - Salt Lake City, Virtual, Estados Unidos
Duración: 10 ago. 202014 ago. 2020

Serie de la publicación

Nombre26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020


Conferencia26th Americas Conference on Information Systems, AMCIS 2020
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos
CiudadSalt Lake City, Virtual

Nota bibliográfica

Funding Information:
Indira Guzman, PhD, is the Director of Doctoral Programs of the College of Business Administration and Professor of Management Information Systems at Trident University in Cypress, California, USA. Her research has been published in journals such as The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Information Technology and People, Women’s Studies, the Journal of Digital Information, and the Communication of the Association of Information Systems. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Donetsk National Technical University, a master’s degree in Information Management and a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Syracuse University. Dr. Guzman was awarded the prestigious NSF Research Fellowship and is a Fulbright Scholar.

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