About 90% of the surveyed female programmers regularly face the opinion that they are engaged in “non-female” business, and 25% do not receive any support from friends and relatives on career issues.
According to the results of a survey of 1,200 girls associated with the IT sphere, it turned out that almost half (40%) feel uncomfortable due to gender stereotypes associated with work, and this also interferes with studying and building a career in a male team.
Therefore, 50% of those surveyed said that they would be more comfortable in an all-female team.
Also, 43% said that they would like to develop in the field of programming, but every ninth is stopped by high competition from men.
Most of the survey participants are interested in the field of Frontend development (50%), as well as the work of an analyst (17%), a tester (13%), and a Backend developer (9%).
Now the share of girls among IT students is only 32%. After conducting a survey, we found that girls are not always comfortable studying in mixed groups due to stereotypes and prejudices.
Irina Novikova, head of the direction of education for adults of the international school of programming