Women in Technology – CT celebrates that a third of workforce is now women
It's no secret that the technology industry suffers diversity issues. Walk into any main-stream technology event and you could probably count the number of women on your hand. Women are still massively under-represented, a mere 16% of employees in the tech industry are women. This has a knock-on effect within the industry. As a result of this poor statistic, the reality is, that we lack the variety of inspiring female role models and success stories that provide inspiration to others to push forwards with their careers and realise their true potential.
But here at CT, we now have 15 women in a range of senior and supporting tech roles, finance and sales, accounting for just over a third of our workforce. We are extremely proud of this balance and of the support and flexibility we provide many of the working mums here at CT. There is a massive need for more IT talent to continue to provide exceptional customer service to organisations. By tapping into the potential female talent out there, demonstrating through our own role models the opportunities for a rewarding career, coupled with providing the opportunity to work around busy work life/home life, we may just meet the huge demands of businesses across all sectors.
Whilst we seem to be getting the balance right, we still have a lot to do to help raise the profile of women in tech. It is widely acknowledged that attracting women into technology is a challenge, so we have a responsibility to bring about change. Boys are more than twice as likely to be encouraged to work in tech at school, so it’s not really a surprise that many girls have ruled out working in the industry by the time they reached 18 years old.
So with this in mind, here at CT we will be showcasing our inspiring role models across all areas of IT, from sales, through to finance, team leaders and technical support specialists. We will also be looking at hosting women in tech events here at CT later in the year, where stories can be shared and people can be inspired.
For now, meet our amazing team of women and you will be hearing a lot more about them over the coming months.