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Pages: 883-892
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.1171

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

ROAD MAP OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA

M. Al-Razgan1, A. Alshawi2

1King Saud University (SAUDI ARABIA)
2KACST (SAUDI ARABIA)
The number of international associations focusing on the inclusion and retention of women in science and technology is rapidly increasing. The existence of these organizations reveals a critical need to overcome the gender gap in computer science and engineering. Many studies have investigated this gap and proposed strategies to reduce it. However, applying these strategies has not always been successful because of multiple organizational and social factors. This paper analyzes previous research efforts in the field of computing and gender imbalance, and then develops a timeline of the history of women in computing. Additionally, the research explores the current situation of Saudi women through a case study of college students majoring in information technology. The study was constructed using the concepts and propositions of the Ahuja model. An updated model is then presented based on the results of the case study. Finally, the paper proposes a set of strategies to help increase the number of Saudi women joining the technology field. These strategies take into consideration the local context in addition to international trends obtained from the timeline.
@InProceedings{ALRAZGAN2018ROA,
author = {Al-Razgan, M. and Alshawi, A.},
title = {ROAD MAP OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.1171},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.1171},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {883-892}}
TY - CONF
AU - M. Al-Razgan AU - A. Alshawi
TI - ROAD MAP OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA
SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.1171
PY - 2018
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2018
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2018 Proceedings
SP - 883
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M. Al-Razgan, A. Alshawi (2018) ROAD MAP OF WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY: THE CASE OF SAUDI ARABIA, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 883-892.
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