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Take a chance on women in technology

Over and over I hear that there are not enough women engineers, computer programmers, scientists etc. Yet I also know that of the 25% of my engineering class that was female, only about 5% are still doing engineering. We are under utilizing people who are trained in the sciences and then complaining that we can't change the culture of science.

Also there are many trained female economists, mathematicians, business students who have the capability to learn how to do high tech jobs, but companies don't want to spend the time to train them to do the job, and let's face it everyone needs a minimum of 6 months training when they start a new job even if they are an expert on the subject.

I would love to hear of engineering and technical companies who are actually training women to be technical. Companies who haven't just hired the token woman engineer/programmer but have actually trained women to do the job well, and have brought another perspective into a male dominated work force.

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    Feb 4 2014: come on now. women does not look good in safety helmet.
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        Feb 4 2014: freedom till the end. your words are sweet as maple syrup.
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        Feb 4 2014: If you saw that pup in real life, I suspect your smile would only widen. Her eyes shine.
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        Feb 4 2014: unfortunately, Țepeș didn't make a particularly good job saving us, and those muslims invaded and stayed for 150 years. are you suggesting that my original remark about women and helmets has something to do with muslim influence?
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        Feb 4 2014: a teaching i support wholeheartedly. surrounded by women ... a delightful working condition.

        (i can always pull something un-pc upon request, it appears)
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      Feb 7 2014: Mr. Pinter,

      Let's be serious. Women look better in almost everything.

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