Workforce diversity is important to success of Utah's tech industry, leader says at town hall
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah can do better when it comes to diversity in its tech sector, especially when it comes to employing women, according to a recent Silicon Slopes Town Hall.
"We love having tech companies come to Utah, but oftentimes it's very masculine and then you have less women in those roles," Susan Madsen, founder and director of the Utah Women and Leadership Project, said recently at a Silicon Slopes Town Hall event.
While there is room to improve, Madsen noted she has seen an increased effort from businesses in recent years as the benefits of a diverse workforce become well known.
"The great thing is, I think there's a lot of companies thinking about that now and trying to make those changes so that they can get the benefits the research (shows)," she said.