re: Being a Female Programmer: How is it For You? VIEW POST

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I'm also one of the lucky ones, I'm from Dublin and have been in the industry over 8 years. I've never had an issue with salary, my boss or my male colleagues. Always respectful, fun and inclusive. I've gone from a junior dev to now managing a team of 6 men, most of whom are older than me and I still haven't found that to be a big problem. As long as I respect them they respect me!

My biggest issue is when hiring new staff it always upsets me that 99% of the CVs I get are men.

 

"99% of the CVs I get are men." Really? 😳

 

Yes unfortunately, maybe it's something specific in Dublin at the moment but I've always wanted to hire more women to even out the team (as long as they were the right person for the job of course!). I'm hoping more girls are coming through college and that it won't be this way forever.

Also Dublin here. Hired two team members within the past year and we also received maybe 2 CVs from women out of an applicant pool of 40-50.

It's crazy, I'm thinking of looking into doing a talk or visits to secondary level schools to see if the issue is that girls see it as a male dominated industry and that deters them from applying for tech related college courses. I know of the 190 in my year that went to college I was the only one that did something computer related!

In the UK they have schemes to background check people and give them opportunities to go help out in schools to promote STEM careers (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Many girls schools contract those networks asking for speakers to come and talk about their careers. A quick google found that smartfutures.ie has a volunteers section that might lead to similar opportunities.

 

This is very common, I've met this in France as well, not only once.

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