When someone uses the phrase ‘women in technology’ what does that mean to you? The first thing that comes to mind is probably the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer being two high profile leaders in the industry. But as much as we would like to think that we as a society are more progressive and diverse, there is still a large gap in the industry.
Research from PwC revealed that only 3% of female students would consider a career in technology as their first choice. And why is that? Many felt that they didn’t know enough about the industry or what was involved to make a informed judgement. Not only that but there is a lack of female role models in the industry reinforcing this idea that this industry or career path is not for them.
As we grow as a company, we are always looking to attract a diverse range of talent with a strong desire to bring on more females to promote and support the female community within technology.
As technology grows, us as a society are able to work in ways in which we never have before. Anytime, anywhere, from any device. This is a huge game changer. Having the ability to be mobile and flexible with your working environment opens doors which were previously never considered, with people who have important commitments like families or are planning to start one or simply having the flexibility for those to do things outside of work which makes them happy.
There are many benefits in having more women in the industry such as diversity of thought in problem solving, guidance and mentorship to young employees and providing fair pay and good benefits, to name a few.
We would very much like to shift the dial and see more women join us in promoting gender parity in this industry as well as bring on a new era of working for both men and women in a way that supports their families, hobbies, volunteering and whatever else that promotes work-life balance.
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