A comparison between Australia and Chile of factors facing women engineers and ICT professionals in their careers

Andrea Soledad Diaz Aranda, Marjorie A Jerrard

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Is this a man’s world? Surprisingly the 21st century is still struggling with gender discrimination issues in many countries and in many professions. This chapter presents an analysis of the situation facing women professionals working in a developed country, Australia, and in a developing country, Chile, in the engineering/ICT sectors. The approach taken emphasizes the continued existence of inequality in these male-dominated professions based on existing research that shows what continues to be an underrepresentation of women in engineering/ICT. It is expected that the overview of this significant problem of underrepresentation will identify a number of factors at play here and that solutions to the problem will be similar in different countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT
EditorsIdongesit Williams, Olga Millward, Roslyn Layton
Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781522570691
ISBN (Print)9781522570684
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Human and Social Aspects of Technology (AHSAT)
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2328-1613
ISSN (Electronic)2328-1324

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