Do Internet Employment Practices Encourage Gender Bias: A Study of the Effects of Corporate Culture on Career Advancement Opportunities for Women in the Field of ICT

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Computer Science & Information Technology Faculty Publications

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Gumbus, Andra; Grodzinsky, Frances
information and computer technology; Women; employment; gender bias; Computer Sciences; Human Resources Management; Women's Studies; Work, Economy and Organizations
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Women as individuals experience subtle discrimination regarding career development opportunities as evidenced by research on the Glass Ceiling. This paper looks at the ramifications of technology, specifically the Internet, and how it affects women's career opportunities. Some questions explored are: Are women less likely to use technology in their career development initiatives? How has the Glass Ceiling impacted women in the technology field? How has computer technology impacted networking as a career strategy? Are women adversely affected by the use of the Internet in securing employment? Does the use of Internet recruiting and paperless HR departments adversely impact women as candidates? Is the hierarchical male power structure maintained by the increased use of technology by corporate recruiters and other hiring managers?