IMPROVING GENDER DIVERSITY IN TECHNOLOGY BY ENCOURAGING WOMEN IN TECH ROLES

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The information technology sector has made tremendous leaps and bounds over the years. The industry is continuously moving towards an innovative future with the help of a creative workforce and advanced technologies. Undeniably, the workforce plays a fundamental role behind the success of a business, driving the world of advancement and innovation. The workforce that shares mutual understanding and efforts to a company’s growth involves both men and women. Unfortunately, the number of women in technology and IT-related occupations has paled.

Increasing the number and role of women in tech has been a relentless effort for decades. However, women in the technology sector remain underrepresented, largely dominated by men. In the last couple of years, the proportion of women working in technology teams has risen only fractionally, from 21% to 22%, while the percentage of female technology leaders remains at just 12%. To improve the numbers, companies need to focus on where the real problem is. They need to attract female candidates for technology roles in the first place.

When it comes to equal pay, there is also a major gap between genders. This pay disparity raises numerous problems on many levels. Lack of transparency is one of the biggest impediments to accomplishing pay equality. To curb the issues around pay inequality and gender disparity, some countries in the world now have introduced regulations.

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