1. Though the Information Technology (I.T) sector provides a viable avenue for securing high earning employment, few women are attracted to this sector. The concept of user-actor gender gap suggests that women are mostly represented as users but not engaged as active members or participants in the development of technological tools.
Examine two (2) reasons for this and suggest three (3) ways to encourage women to be active participants in the field of I.T.
Answer. Two reasons why women are not engaged as active members in the field of information technology are as follows;
1. There is an influence in the organization recognized as the "glass ceiling" that discriminates against females to be in the top level of the management in a given organization or company. We do not support women to come and work and operate within the information technology department is one of the aspects.
2. There is prejudice within the community that women can thrive in information technology, discouraging them from picking this as a professional path.
Three ways in which we can encourage women to be active participants in the field of information technology are as follows;
1. By encouraging women to be part of the information technology segment and deliver them noble earning prospects.
2. By including women in technical information research, they become motivated for other women to join.
3. By considering women equally to men and honor their involvement even if it is small and not associating with men and women's operational effectiveness.