5 barriers for women in tech
omen in the technology field face wage inequality compared to male colleagues, according to a new survey by technology association ISACA.
Workplace gender bias and shortage of female role models are the other main barriers faced by women working in the technology field.
ISACA has released the Future Tech Workforce: Breaking Gender Barriers report which coincides with International Women’s Day. Top 5 Barriers experienced by women in Tech 1. Lack of mentors – 48% 2. Lack of female role models in the field – 42% 3. Gender bias in the workplace – 39% 4. Unequal growth opportunities compared to men – 36% 5. Unequal pay for the same skills – 35% “Women are vastly underrepresented in the global technology workplace. This is not only a societal concern, but also workforce problem, giving the critical shortage of skilled technology professionals faced by enterprises,” said Jo Stewart –Rattray, Board Director of ISACA and Director of Information Security and IT Assurance at BRM Holdich.
75% of respondents state their employer lacks a gender leadership development program. 8 out of 10 women report their supervisors are male and 8 percent report never experiencing gender bias in the workplace.
The survey found that women specifically want mentors, role models and strong networking opportunities.
ISACA conducted the study via online polling among its female members worldwide. More than 500 individuals participated in the survey, which was fielded in November 2016.