Challenges Women in Software Engineering Leadership Roles Face: A Qualitative Study

Karina Kohl, Rafael Prikladnicki

Abstract

Software engineering is not only about technical solutions. To a large extent, it is also concerned with organizational issues, project management, and human behavior. There are serious gender issues that can severely limit the participation of women in science and engineering careers. It is claimed that women lead differently than men and are more collaboration-oriented, communicative, and less aggressive than their male counterparts. However, when talking with women in technology companies’ leadership roles, a list of problems women face grows fast. We invite women in software engineering management roles to answer the questions from an empathy map canvas. We used thematic analysis for coding the answers and group the codes into themes. From the analysis, we identified seven themes that support us to list the main challenges they face in their careers.

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in Harvard Style

Kohl K. and Prikladnicki R. (2021). Challenges Women in Software Engineering Leadership Roles Face: A Qualitative Study. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-509-8, pages 205-212. DOI: 10.5220/0010413602050212


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis21,
author={Karina Kohl and Rafael Prikladnicki},
title={Challenges Women in Software Engineering Leadership Roles Face: A Qualitative Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},
year={2021},
pages={205-212},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010413602050212},
isbn={978-989-758-509-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Challenges Women in Software Engineering Leadership Roles Face: A Qualitative Study
SN - 978-989-758-509-8
AU - Kohl K.
AU - Prikladnicki R.
PY - 2021
SP - 205
EP - 212
DO - 10.5220/0010413602050212