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Why Little Diversity In IT? Comment Your Thoughts…

Many people I speak with both academically and personally always ask the question to me “Why is there hardly any girls wanting to go into IT?”

Of course I have my own thoughts on it… personally I believe the way in which IT is viewed is very IT Crowd and not reflective of the actual sector and this needs to change. People’s perception can dissuade, as much as persuade. IT isn’t just a sector for coders, but is also for Project Managers, UX Designers and Business Analysts (among many other roles) which are not technical. Maybe this isn’t the reason, but what do you think it is?

More importantly, what can we do about it?

2 thoughts on “Why Little Diversity In IT? Comment Your Thoughts…

  1. I can imagine it’s a bit of a catch 22 situation where some women only feel comfortable considering a traditionally male dominated career when there is a high female representation in place. To get to that place perhaps takes women willing to look past the status quo and shine the light for other woman. Males can also help by backing initiatives that inspire woman to consider these careers.

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    1. That’s a very good point actually, there needs to be both male and female pioneers in industry to encourage further individuals to boost the status quo, otherwise there is vulnerability expected.

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