From IT World:
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, knows firsthand that women are an essential part of the Information Technology world. Even so, she believes they aren’t currently attracted to the industry at the same rate as men, and there are several reasons why.
“Often I think of it as the perfect storm,” Whitney says.
The recent media focus on IT outsourcing has convinced many women, and parents of college-aged girls, that there isn’t a solid future in the technology fields. Secondly, there is an image problem.