Girls in IT: The Facts
Information Technology (IT) increasingly permeates every aspect of society and
provides the foundation for most modern innovation. Our girls are avid users
of new technologies, but, to date, girls and women continue to be significantly
underrepresented in technical occupations. This pattern is particularly troubling
because the computing industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.
and computing-related occupations are among the highest-paying jobs. Girls’ lack
of participation in this growing and important sector of society has serious
consequences not only for girls and women but also for the future of technical innovation.