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Why having Women in Tech is Important

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, including women in tech is essential for both fairness and innovation. Despite progress, women are still underrepresented in the technology sector. Addressing this imbalance is crucial for many reasons, benefiting both the industry and society as a whole.

Empowerment and representation

Representation matters. When young girls see women excelling in tech, it can inspire them to pursue similar paths, creating a positive cycle of empowerment. Role models and mentors play a critical role in shaping the aspirations and career choices of future generations. Women are under-represented in STEM careers, and this is particularly true of IT. While in the wider science community one in four people are women, IT has struggled with figures between 14-17% for a generation. To find out more on what BCS had to say on ‘Why we need more women in tech’ click  here

Creating inclusive technology

Encouraging more women to pursue tech careers is vital as the industry faces a significant talent shortage. This helps access a large pool of untapped talent, which is crucial for meeting the increasing demand for skilled professionals.

Women bring different experiences and perspectives, which are crucial in creating technology that is inclusive and accessible. Involving women in the design and development process ensures that products become more user-friendly and suit a diverse population. This prevents biases and improves usability for everyone.

Building a balanced workforce

A gender-balanced workforce fosters a more collaborative and innovative work environment. Diverse teams can communicate more effectively, bring different perspectives, and enhance creativity and problem-solving.

An inclusive workplace also tends to have higher levels of employee satisfaction and lower turnover rates, which is beneficial for both employees and employers.

Sparta’s Athena Academy

Sparta Global's Athena Academy offers women the chance to enter the technology industry and grow into future tech leaders, accessing award-winning training from an all-women team, and learning alongside a small all-women cohort. 

Our Athena roles include 12 weeks of funded, paid, female-led training. Although training remotely, our women will be part of an inclusive and supportive learning environment that encourages trainees to share in their wins, losses, and lessons. Upon completion of training, we will assign our Athena Spartans to work on-site with our clients in their first full-time technology role.

To find out more about our Athena Academy click here.

The role of women in tech is crucial. It's not just about fairness; it's a strategic advantage. By actively supporting and encouraging women in tech, we can build a more diverse, dynamic, and equitable industry that benefits everyone.

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