Various things came up in a conversation about Women in Computer Science lately and so I went and did some digging for references! If you have anything else, please add it in the comments.
- On innovation and patents, “mixed-gender teams’ technology patents received up to 42% more citations than their single-gender counterparts.”
- On need for mentoring, “Mentoring has been shown by research to be a significant predictor of advancement for women and minority employees and provide a multitude of benefits for protégés, mentors, and companies.” – see links on page, this quote is from “Mentoring quick research facts”. Also, see Penelope Trunk’s 7 steps to finding and keeping a mentor, and You need a mentor now; here’s how to get one.
- On women leaving technology – “more than half the women in those fields leave — most of them during their mid- to late 30s.” – denser article about study.
- Finally – and related to this – the Eloquent Woman on When do women speakers need a tough skin?