20% of IT professionals are women, only 10% of girls want to do science

According to the American Association of University Women, women represent roughly 20% of IT professionals, and receive less than 28% of the bachelor degrees in computer science. That’s down from a high of 37% in 1984. Computer science has the distinction of being the only field in which women’s participation has actually decreased over time. Currently 2% of teenage girls say they want to be an actress, while 24% want to be a musician and 22% want to be an athlete. 17% want to be elected president. Only 10% want to get into the field of science/innovation.