The technology sector continues to fail in attracting women
Friday, May 18, 2012
Female talent in the IT industry has continued to stay at low levels with male dominance of top positions remaining at the same high levels seen five years ago.
The Harvey Nash CIO survey found that more than 30 percent of respondents had no women in either technology or leadership roles within their company, while 81 percent responded that women held less than a quarter of management roles.
Chief executive officer of Harvey Nash Group, Albert Ellis, said “In the past, female graduates have not aspired to be tech geeks and a career in IT has not been seen as attractive. Technology companies and groups will miss out in the future and this makes the skills shortage even more acute.”