It is not a secret that women are underrepresented in the technology industry. As it stands only 19% of the workforce in the technology industry are women. This statistic is upsetting as the tech industry is filled with fast paced, engaging opportunities in a variety of different roles. There are some great organisations who are working to get women into tech roles. We want to be part of this as we believe it's a great industry to work in, with so many amazing career opportunities. Over the last two years, the female team at Exacta has doubled and we are making it our priority to continue this growth.
What is International Women’s Day?
On March 8th every year International Women’s Day is celebrated globally, to highlight the importance of strong women around the world, raising awareness against bias, and calling for action in accelerating gender parity. The theme for this year is #breakthebias, which urges people to call out gender stereotyping and discrimination when it is seen. In accordance with the 2018 ‘Women in the Workplace' report, it stated that only 38% of women held managerial positions but they were twice as likely to be mistaken for a junior employee. International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years, focusing on and celebrating the success of all the strong, ambitious and incredible women in our lives but also highlighting that there is still so much that needs to change.
Women at Exacta
Here at Exacta Technologies gender diversity in the workplace is extremely important and as we rapidly grow as a company, we want the number of women in our workforce to grow alongside us. We are continuously working towards gender parity with strong women managing various departments within Exacta. One of the biggest challenges the technology industry faces is having the presence of women role models. Role models are needed to encourage future generations into choosing a career path in technology. We are also continuously hiring more women into various roles and creating an environment where women want to work and where they are given the opportunities to excel in their chosen careers.
Through our research we have found some great online resources which we recommend to women who want to learn more about the technology industry and the career path options.