Swinburne researcher asks why more women don’t study computer science

Despite increasing awareness and efforts made to attract women in computing, they are still poorly represented in the information technology (IT) field. 

According to the European Commission’s Women in Digital scoreboard only 17per cent of IT specialists are women, and only 34 per cent of STEM graduates are women.

In 2020, about 25 per cent of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft’s employees were female.

Senior lecturer at Swinburne’s School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies, Dr Andreea Molnar wants to pinpoint the factors leading to this lack of diversity.

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