While Robert Cartaino understand the SX network, I don't know if he understands this particular question. In fact, I am surprised the question was even closed, and am surprised that we are discussing deleting it. In the interest of disclosure, I did provide an "answer", despite not having that expertise to really answer the question (I attempted to skirt the issues and point the OP in a direction.)
The question in fact contains two questions:
- What can a department do to make studying computer science more
appealing to women?
- Are there any studies on the ways of improving the working
conditions for women in academia?
The second is concrete, focused, and definitely answerable in a few words. I don't see how it is anything but a good fit for our AC.SX. The first is broader, possibly subjective, and maybe requires a long answer, and therefore may not be a great fit. That said, my guess is that someone who understands gender issues in the workplace could provide an excellent, evidenced base, concise objective answer. We just don't happen to have that someone here yet.
I would hate to see questions like this deleted and I am even surprised that this question has been closed. In fact, I am voting to reopen now ...