Women make up just 26% of the IT workforce. Whilst this figure is growing year on year, we have a long way to go to achieve true gender equality. Read this blog to find out more...
The technology industry is constantly evolving and driving change which shapes our daily lives. However, the diverse landscape of technology consumers is not reflected in the industry’s workforce, with Women in Tech’s 2023 survey stating that women account for just 26% of people working in technology. This blog outlines just five reasons as to why we need more women working in the technology field.
Innovation thrives in environments that embrace diverse perspectives. When women bring their unique viewpoints and experiences to the tech industry, it leads to the creation of more inclusive and innovative products and services. Women bring a different approach to problem-solving, which can lead to breakthrough solutions that may have been overlooked in a less diverse environment.
Equality is a fundamental human right, and it should be reflected in all aspects of society, including the workplace. The underrepresentation of women in technology upholds gender inequality in terms of pay, leadership opportunities, and influence. By actively encouraging and supporting women to pursue careers in tech, we can work towards a more equitable society where opportunities are based on merit rather than gender.
Encouraging more women to pursue careers in technology can help bridge the digital skills gap. By tapping into a larger talent pool, tech companies can meet their staffing needs more effectively. This not only benefits the industry but also creates more job opportunities and career progression opportunities for women.
Technology products and services should cater to the needs of diverse user groups. When women are actively involved in product development, they bring a deeper understanding of user preferences and requirements. This ensures that tech products are more user-friendly and accessible to a wider audience. Having women in technology roles helps prevent the creation of products that unintentionally exclude or discriminate against certain groups, promoting a more inclusive digital world.
Diverse perspectives drive creativity and lead to better problem-solving, ensuring that technology continues to shape a more inclusive and equitable future. To achieve this, we must actively promote and support women in technology, break down barriers, and create a more welcoming and diverse tech workforce. Sparta Global’s Athena Academy provides women with the opportunity to learn alongside an all-women cohort and be trained by our women training faculty. This offering allows women to grow and develop their technology skills in an environment which is supportive and understanding. To find out more, click here.