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Women in IT: Ways to Close the Gender Gap

12-02-2016 03:17 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Ludmila, 21 years old, decided to change career into IT last year.

Ludmila, 21 years old, decided to change career into IT last year.

Nowadays, equal opportunity is unthinkable without equal challenge. It is also a fact, however, we now have fewer women working in male-dominated industries such as IT, despite a variety of programmes and political correctness.

In reality, since the beginning children are treated differently. While boys are playing with Lego sets, girls received dolls. This trend continues until the university when the general public tries to convince girls that IT is too difficult for them, even when they show interests and inclination in maths and science.
Then, at work the more challenging technical problems are usually assigned to men, allowing them to rise to the challenge. Why? Are women and men not equally skilled? Nothing could be further from the truth, because studies have shown that women have some advantages over men in tech, such as attention to detail, they are multi-skilled, opportunity experts, and natural givers. Not to mention that women are generally more emotionally motivated at work.

In the past, IT jobs were viewed as populated by men in basements, but in today’s world, those views are officially ended: technology careers are interesting and women are keen on it.
However, according to Forbes the number of female CIOs is still low – around 9%. Something is definitely not working, in a period when girls include about 46% of the advanced placement calculus test takers, but only 80% of them do not end up taking a computer science class, clearly something is not working.
Several initiatives are trying to reverse this trend, such as Shine The Light, an international campaign that encourages people to boost the profile of incredible women around the world who are pushing boundaries using technology.

At 360 GSP we are committed to driving gender diversity in the workplace and we believe that when women are supported, encouraged, and funded to lead, they always excel. This is why you should think about a career in IT.

360 GSP is an IT training centre based in Wembley, London. We have been in the industry since 2003 and placed several candidates with leading Bluechip companies including IBM, Amazon and Goldman Sachs. We are specialised in Computer Networking, Network Security, Virtualization, Infrastructure, VoIP and Other related technologies. We are a Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, IBM and Citrix Partner.

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