Episode 15

Women in IT

According to recent research by PWC, many females aren’t considering careers in the tech industry – women feel that they aren’t given enough information on what working in the sector involves and that the option isn’t put forward to them when choosing a career. 

The PWC research also found that a lack of female role models is reinforcing the perception that a technology career isn’t for them with only 22% of students being able to name a famous female working in technology – whereas two thirds can name a famous man working in technology. Over a quarter of female students say they’ve been put off a career in technology as it’s too male dominated.

The survey came to the conclusion that technology organisations need to highlight how technology is a force for good if they want to attract more females to the sector. Half of females say that feeling like the work they do makes the world a better place is the most important factor when deciding their future career.

The PWC research also found that a lack of female role models is reinforcing the perception that a technology career isn’t for them with only 22% of students being able to name a famous female working in technology – whereas two thirds can name a famous man working in technology. Over a quarter of female students say they’ve been put off a career in technology as it’s too male dominated.

The survey came to the conclusion that technology organisations need to highlight how technology is a force for good if they want to attract more females to the sector. Half of females say that feeling like the work they do makes the world a better place is the most important factor when deciding their future career.

For this Podcast, we are joined by a host of women here at Phoenix from departments such as Sales, Training & Development and Testing & Operations. Join us as we discuss their time in the industry, the various careers available and what we’re doing to try and encourage more women into tech.

 

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Episode 15 | Women in IT
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