- "The industry is not women-friendly. There are long hours, early starts, late nights and a lot of travel. It's not family-friendly, or socially friendly. There's still a macho thing about it."
- "The ideal IT manager is a young, male, he lives and works in the South East, has a team of about half a dozen and there's one female in it. He's possibly reluctant to bring in a second because he worries about their commitment, and he won't recruit older than himself. The IT manager recruits in his own image. Issues of women and age sit alongside each other."
- "Most women are employed in user companies because they are interested in the application of computing and because their business interests are stronger and their knowledge of IT is secondary."
- "This is the first systematic analysis of what it is to be a high flyer, and it confirms many people's fears that it helps to be a man."
- "Women are changing their acceptance of IT. It used to be that women saw IT as a geeky, anorak-populated, macho, game-playing career, and the image was not appealing to them. This is changing and IT is changing."
- "Being customer-focused is increasingly important in IT, there has been a rapid growth in the use of customer relationship management software, all about touchy-feely things like how do you love your customers. This requires traditional feminine skills. There is more in IT now that needs the female touch. Now there is a need to say to women 'there is a career here and you don't need to be male'."