Firstly, Happy International Women’s Day 2022! Today, we celebrate women across the globe and embrace this years’ theme #breakthebias.
Today and everyday, Blueface, A Comcast Company believes in challenging the status quo when it comes to diversity, awareness and inclusivity across our team. This includes breaking the bias with gender normalisation in industries of technology, engineering and IT services.
Women make up 47% of the U.S. workforce. However, women hold just 26.7% of tech-related positions according to a 2021 study done by AnitaB.org. Boardroom Insiders also found that just 22% of tech leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies are held by women. – Overproof
Blueface aims to provide a platform for Women in Tech, and empower our team to be leaders in their space. So, let’s meet some of our leading ladies who work for the many technology departments of Blueface and are the true drivers of change for the industry.
What Tips Would You Give Someone for a Career in Tech?
Best Way to Network in Tech and Progress your Career?
Who Influenced your Career?
Why did you Choose a Career in Tech?
What Do You Like Most about your Role and Team?
What does the future hold for women in technology, and how can we all play our part?
Over the last few years, many of the world’s leading IT companies have been making a proactive effort to recruit and train more women within IT Services and STEM. As a result, companies worldwide are beginning to see that diversity generates innovation, better business, and more revenue.
“Companies with the greatest gender diversity (8 out of every 20 managers were female) generated about 34% of their revenues from innovative products and services in the most recent three-year period.” Boston Consulting Group.
‘Diversity’ is no longer just a buzzword for businesses. Instead, diversity should be actioned with strategies set in place.
This can be done through small, impactful changes, including, more women involved in the recruitment process and a cultural focus on unconscious bias. Additionally, providing working flexibility and non-traditional working arrangements will remove some barriers that can deter women from certain roles.
We can all #breakthebias for International’s Women Day 2022 and everyday, so gender diversity in tech and across all industries is achieved to build a better tomorrow for the next generation.