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An article posted by (Gaines, 2017) stated that due to women employees’

awareness, past experiences, and priorities, some workplaces tend to be male-dominated.

Male majority organizations give men the most power and influence over decisions,

which it can affect women dramatically. A data based on U.S. Department of Labor,

Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that only 6.6% percent of women work in male-

dominated occupations, while in men only 4.7 percent in female-dominated occupations,

a report stated by (Hegewisch, Phil, M. & Baron, E., 2018). According to ABS 2016

Census, the most "male" jobs in Australia were sheet metal trades with 99.34 percent

followed by Motor mechanics, Electricians, Construction Managers, store persons, and

Chefs. While in North Carolina, the largest male-dominated occupation was truck driving

according to 2013 American Community Survey stated in the article by (Tippett, 2015).

Also in an article by (Mancera, 2016) she stated the nine male dominated careers that

women are totally crushing. On the top of the list is Law Enforcement, the second one is

Attorney and the third is Technology followed by Accounting and Finance, Culinary,

Plumbing, Auto Mechanic, Aviation and lastly, Science.

The role of women in technology can never be over emphasize in the world

growth today, women played important roles in Information technology sector

(Afolayan, 2017). Women have contributed to the field of information technology as

early as 1843. A woman named Ada Lovelace developed an algorithm for a computer

that didn’t exist in her time. Some call her the world’s first computer programmer

(Jhaveri, 2016). Industry norms are undergoing evolution to captivate and retain talented

women employees. These women can become entrepreneur by utilizing their experience

and talent. Also, women at the ICT industry are setting a role model for the young
generation. They should balance professional and personal life in order to capitalize on

the opportunities provided by ICT (Jindal, Jindal, Vohra, & Sukhja, 2016).

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Gaines, J. (2017). Women in Male-Dominated Careers. Retrieved from


Hegewisch, A. P. (2018). The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2017 and by Race and

Ethnicity. Washington, DC: Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Jhaveri, V. (2016). Women And Their Role In Information Technology. Retrieved from


Jindal, R., Jindal, L., Vohra, V., & Sukhja, G.,. (2016). Role of Women in Information

Technology. International Journal of Innovative Research in Computer, Vol. 4,

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Mancera, L. (2016). 9 Male Dominated Careers that Women Are Totally Crushing.

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Tippett, R. (2015). ← NC in Focus: Craft BreweriesNC in Focus: 4-year on-time High

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