National Science Foundation Study of Men and Women in the IT Workplace
In partnership with the National Science Foundation and the University
of Massachusetts Lowell, the Council is participating in Project TechForce:
Women and Men in Information Technology Workplace, a ground-breaking
study to explore IT professionals' experiences in the workplace.
The study was launched with a web-based survey of all companies
listed in the Council's industry directory, The Complete Guide to
the Massachusetts Software & Internet Industry as well as 200
interviews with men and women working in software and Internet companies.
The findings will establish the nation's first systematic research
and database concerning women and men in the IT industry. The study
will also furnish baseline information about the role of women in
science and technology, IT workplaces, and the supportive, flexible
corporate cultures that are supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship.