What do women want? An investigation of career anchors among women in the IT workforce

Jeria L. Quesenberry, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

In an attempt to address the underrepresentation of women in the information technology (IT) workforce it is important to understand the values and motivations of female professionals. Hence, the purpose of this paper is to examine career anchors of women in the IT workforce and how these factors are manifested in their careers. In doing so, we examine data from a field study of 92 female IT practitioners. Three important findings resulted from this exploration. First, technical competence and managerial competence are mutually exclusive. Second, a combination of career anchors for a given individual can be found. Third, career anchors vary in terms of temporal characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS-CPR 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Global Information Technology Workforce
Pages122-127
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2007 - Saint Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2007Apr 21 2007

Other

Other45th Annual Computer Personnel Research Conference, ACM SIGMIS CPR 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySaint Louis, MO
Period4/19/074/21/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management

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Quesenberry, J. L., & Trauth, E. M. (2007). What do women want? An investigation of career anchors among women in the IT workforce. In SIGMIS-CPR 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce (pp. 122-127) https://doi.org/10.1145/1235000.1235030