Female IT profs pose for calendar

Posted on Monday, July 10 2006 @ 00:15:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A bunch of female IT professionals have posed for a calendar to try and shake off their industry's geeky image and encourage young women to consider a computing career, SMH reports.
Gold Coast-based IT doyen Sonja Bernhardt said the motivation for the calendar was the rapidly declining number of women taking up computer studies and careers.

Ms Bernhardt, the founder of Women in Technology Queensland (WIT) and co-founder of Australian Women in IT (AWISE) is the only Australian to have been inducted into Women in Technology International's hall of fame.

"Five years ago, women made up 25 per cent of the IT industry worldwide and now it's down to 16 per cent," Ms Bernhardt said today.

"The method in the madness is to get to a broader audience so that people can see that it's not nerds in the IT industry.
You can take a look at the calendar over here.