Women clearly lag behind when it comes to becoming part of the world of new technologies in many parts of the world and this is a key factor in hampering progress. Some studies have suggested that these differences between men and women reflect women's supposed aversion to science and technology. Others, on the other hand, suggest these differences are due to the very same discrimination issues that lie behind unequal pay for men and women.
In this space, we invite you to think about the phenomena behind this state of affairs, along with leading figures from all over the world. Here, scientists, lawmakers, thinkers and artists offer their thoughts on whether Steve Jobs would have been quite so successful if he had been born a woman, and explore the cultural and social forces that still hamper progress in this area even today in the 21st century.
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