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At least 1 woman should be interviewed for every IT job opening, advocacy group says
A not-for-profit group advocating there be more women working in information technology has just published a report (PDF) that says recruiters for high-tech jobs should make sure there is at least one woman candidate for every job opening in IT.
"Require that every open technical position has a viable female candidate," states the report, "Solutions to Recruit Technical Women," published by the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. While this may strike some as a radical idea fueled by political correctness, the authors of the latest Anita Borg Institute report say this kind of extra effort by recruiters, who often look to universities for candidates, will raise the chances that the high-tech industry, whose workforce in the U.S. is overwhelmingly male today, will begin to see growing numbers of female technical specialists and managers.