Now this blog is perhaps not about what you hoped 🙂 – or maybe it is.
Attending a number of IM related conferences over the years and lately here in Scandinavia, I have noticed something that perhaps is glaringly obvious but nevertheless odd. At least 80% of the people at such conferences are male. But when the session topics are around organization, roles, data modeling and other not-so-technical-stuff the mix is radically different – the majority of the attendees are normally female. Why is that? (BTW I see the same pattern when looking at the IM people employed with our clients…).
Why are so many women drawn to these softer subjects – and why are so few men? And vice versa? Is there something all of us can learn from this in our quests for success?
I suspect the answer is yes. But I’d really like your input. So especially to all the women out there (who seem to be the minority in all of this), what do you think? And guys, do chip in as well.