Friday, November 19, 2010

Women, Development, Analysis and Accusations

According to some statistics, tech women leave the field more often then men. The same statistics shows us going into analysis a lot and that career move is supposed to show that women are mistreated by hostile tech culture.

I have no problem with the stats themselves. If they show women moving from tech to analysis, then it is what it is. What I do have a problem with is the implication.

If one dislikes communication with male tech colleges, moving into analysis is likely to be a monumental mistake. Significant part of analyst job is to communicate with techies. In a sense, communication with techies is the job itself. Women in tech know this.