Most companies understand the importance of diversity and inclusion and all the value of a strong D&I policy to innovate, create, engage with different markets and communities. In the IT world, this remains a huge challenge as women are vastly underrepresented. This is not a local issue but a global one. Female talents represent only 26% of the technical workforce in the US, 10% in Latin America, 7% in Europe. A survey conducted by ISACA reports that women in technology face stronger barriers than men, such as:
Wilfried Persevalle, our founder and CEO, says, “Generation Z is entering the job market in mass and is passionate about technology development! The best way to respond to the shortage of IT workforce is to attract, train and retain female talents. To achieve this, companies need to enforce strong HR policies to guarantee equal pay and growth opportunities. For all employees, companies must also offer a work-life balance and definitely adopt a hybrid model offering options to work remotely and working in the office. The simple truth is those female talents boost the bottom line!”.
One way to ensure that it will be implemented correctly is to add the most important diversity and inclusion goals in the Heads of department key performance indicators. Companies should partner with schools and universities to sign partnerships and encourage women to study technology. By guaranteeing equal pay, benefits, training, and growth opportunities, the IT industry will strive like never before! These actions must be discussed and approved directly by the board of directors, and the objectives must be communicated clearly to all departments leaders and employees.
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