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Women in the IT Industry

COMPLETING THE CIRCUIT In recent years, the IT industry has been cast as a leading example of declining gender diversity in professions centered on science, Rewiring IT technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. But as awareness grows for the benefits of gender diversity in every industry, companies are finally exploring the tactics it For Greater Gender Diversity will take to reverse the trend. Broken Circuits High School 27 states saw 30 or fewer 3 of those states saw female students register for the AP Computer Science Exam in 2013 registrants Tennessee was the most 29% diverse state, with 73 female participants representing 29% of its total test-taking population College Women lag far behind men in computer science and engineering degree attainment. Bachelor's degree recipients: PhD recipients: Master's degree recipients: 19% 29% 13% 81% 71% 87% Current Resistance If today's hiring trends hold steady, the IT industry will only be able to fill half of its available jobs in 2018. 25% 41% Women hold just 17% IT jobs held by women in 2013 50% 57% of management roles within IT departments 41% of women working at technology companies elect to leave their jobs after attaining 10 years of experience; just 17% of men do so in similar circumstances. All professional jobs held by women Integrating Circuits Staff Addressing diversity issues is not only a matter of recruitment; companies should also focus on strategies for accelerating the development of in-house talent. Change is often triggered from the top; female representation at the board level strongly correlates with diversity at the executive and corporate levels. Successful diversity campaigns must mitigate potential pushback by training and equipping employees with skills to navigate conflicting viewpoints and varied backgrounds. Closing a departmental gender gap often requires a multiyear plan, but workers must be provided with a series of tangible objectives along the way (e.g., establishing mentoring programs within six months). Completing the Circuit Gender-diverse workgroups benefit from a wider array of personal viewpoints that fuel more creative problem solving. More *56% Profitable Companies ranking in the top 25% for gender diversity of their boards are 56% more profitable on average than companies with no female board members + 56 % 쁘 $45.2 Million Average sales revenue of companies with low levels of gender diversity Stock value for Fortune 500 companies led by female CEOS +25% L $644.3 Million Average sales revenue for highly diverse companies (1325% greater) Stock value among S&P 500 companies led by female CEOS Companies with a minimal gender diversity averag Companies with a high gender diversity average 20,500 31,600 Customers Customers TEKsystems Sources businesswomenrising .com/etorege/collatera/BWR_Diversity_Staticstics pdf pof businessjournal icsps.illinoisstate.edump-content/uploads/2013/06/BenefitsofDiversityintheWorkplace pdf McKinsey & Company, Women Matter: Women et the top of corporations: Making it happen, 2010 (POF only) netgov/statistica/wmpd/2013/pdf/teb9-5_updeted_2013_11.pdf pdf Our people make IT possible.

Women in the IT Industry

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The low amounts of women entering the IT workforce is contributing to the IT skills gap; if current trends continue, the IT industry will only be able to fill one-half of available jobs in 2018.


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