Six reasons for more Aussie women to join the tech industry
The significance of gender diversity in the workplace is no secret and nowhere is the gender divide more apparent than in the tech sector.
This has long-term implications for the tech sector as studies show that the more diverse perspectives there are in the room, the better the ideas, outcomes and ultimately the bottom line.
The recent Women in STEM Decadal Plan found only 27 per cent of girls in Australia are likely to undertake science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects in school – the lowest of all Asia-Pacific countries.
“The future of work will be dominated by STEM, but there is a huge shortage of these skills in Australia, with many organizations looking overseas to hire top tech talent,” says Rachel Gately, Co-Founder of Australian advanced machine learning company, Trellis Data. “The IT industry has long been dominated by men, but with digital technologies becoming more prevalent, there’s never been a better time for women to consider a job in the tech sector.”