According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of women in the IT profession today has dropped to 26.1% from 28.9% in 2001. And the future looks even worse: According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), just 21% of computer science degrees go to women today, compared with 37% in 1985.
Something the article just didn`t go into:H-1b/L-1 workers are overwhelmingly male. That is just who employers get when they select for workers willing to take the risks of going to a new culture and nation. Also, a lot of those folks come from cultures with a very different attitude towards women than any European culture or the US.
H-1b expansion in particular meant that those US managers who had really good contacts in places like India or China, would up looking really good-and are now more likely to be senior managers in major `US` tech companies.
I wonder how long it will take groups like the National Organization for Women to realize that supporting open borders is like slitting their own throats?