Gender inequality has been a major problem in the corporate world, and it is not only sickening that women are undervalued in these spaces, but also remain significantly underrepresented and twice likely not to be given a voice in the corporate environment. Despite the huge amount of research and meticulously curated data confirming that companies tends to be more profitable, reputable, and have a healthy growth relationship when they have more women in leadership positions, yet we still suffer a gender gap in most companies.
“We need more women in tech!”
For several years now, the dearth of women working in technology — and the need for creative ways to attract girls and women to technology-related careers, has been a hot topic. Yet despite all of the initiatives, the scholarships, the STEM education, and the outreach, for the most part, women are still woefully underrepresented in technology, particularly in IT.
The issue of attracting women to science, engineering, and technology (SET) careers has been an ongoing one for several years. Literally, dozens of initiatives have been launched in an attempt to attract women to SET subjects beginning as young as elementary school, and with a great deal of success. However, for all of the progress that SET initiatives have made, the gender gap in IT still remains nearly as wide as ever.