What are the reasons that Keeps Women Out of Tech?.
How can create a fair and equitable future for both sexes in the technology sector?.
What can we do to Tackle The Tech Careers and Roles Today?
In the actual world, there will never be a straightforward response to this question. Implementing anti-discrimination regulations, providing additional support for female employees, and continuing to work to bridge the still-present employment and income gap are all necessary to combat gender discrimination in the tech sector.
Unfortunately, women in the digital and tech industry still have a way to go to reach their full potential and equity. This situation is compounded with intersectionality. Not only are women founders fewer in tech start ups — only 15%(Source: DM EXCO).
Overall, women currently hold only 26.7% of US big tech related jobs (Source: Statista).
Unfortunately, the perception of the ‘tech’ industry as gender biased has been prevalent for some time. This situation is reinforced by figures from the WISE campaign suggesting only 9% of female graduates studied a core STEM subject in 2018. (Source: UKTechNews).
A lack of female role models is also reinforcing the perception that a technology career isn’t for them.
Fortunately, many contend that increasing the diversity of those who conduct job interviews can help to ensure that women have an equal opportunity to land a job as males.
In addition, changing business processes and prioritizing diversity in the company’s principles can significantly contribute to making women (and other underrepresented groups) feel valued and taken into account in the tech sector.
Girls are lesss likely to study STEM subjects at school and this continues through university and into their carrers.
Businesses all across the world need to take racial inequality seriously in addition to gender inequality if they want people of different gender to be able to succeed in all sectors of the economy.
To make the tech sector fair and equal, tech leaders must work to provide minorities a chance to flourish in their chosen fields which on the other hand will improve the growth of technology overall.
In summary, there is still a clear lack of equality in tech role, and as a result, actions must be taken to ensure that minorities and women do not encounter prejudice at work.
Only 22% of students can name a famous female working in technology. Whereas two thirds can name a famous man working in technology.
Although there has been significant progress in gender equality over the past century, there are still significant problems that must be resolved. Therefore, to create a fair and equitable future for both sexes in the technology sector, men and women must work together. Otherwise, thousands of women would continue to encounter needless barriers in their quest for lucrative job in technology.