Call for mentors
WOMEN working in the IT and telecommunications sector want access to formal mentors to help them progress in their careers and networking opportunities as well as work/life balance.
Research by women’s network Females in IT and Telecommunications finds 35 per cent of women want a mentor to help with their career path.
About 60 per cent want the chance to learn from others through networking and 42 per cent want guidance on work/life balance.
Chairwoman Terrie Anderson says there has been a significant increase in women’s programs and initiatives in the past few years.
“While this is having a positive impact, we believe more can be done to enable women to progress towards more senior positions, particularly in sectors such as ICT that are historically not female-driven,” she says.