70% of women in tech industry agree that their skills were considered ahead of their gender: Kaspersky
Global security company Kaspersky on Wednesday (17 Feb) revealed that more than half (56 per cent) of women in the tech industry have seen levels of gender equality improve in their organization over the past two years, with a further 70 per cent agreeing that their skills and experience were considered ahead of gender when applying for their first role in IT or tech.
In a statement, Kaspersky noted that this progression in such a short space of time represents a “positive step towards sector inclusivity”.
But the findings from its new ‘Women in Tech’ report, titled ‘Where are we now? Understanding the evolution of women in technology’, also highlight that there is still room for improvement.
According to Kaspersky, the idea of gender equality represents more than just physical bodies through doors. It is also the notion of perceptions, feelings, stereotypes, and opportunity.
To this end, it added that a positive sign of progression comes from more than two-thirds of women (69 per cent) now feeling confident that their opinions are respected from the very first day in a tech role.