Almost 70% of IT staff say firms working on tech gender diversity
More than half of IT workers in the UK and Ireland say their companies are trying to tackle gender diversity in IT departments, according to research by Computer Weekly.
The annual Computer Weekly/TechTarget IT salary survey asked IT workers which topics related to diversity their IT departments were working to address in 2020 and found 67% said their firms were working on gender diversity.
But only 29% said their company had a plan in place to help improve the balance of men and women in their tech teams.
Ruth Blanco, communications director for WISE, the campaign for greater gender balance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which has resources available to help companies address diversity better, said: “While it is reassuring that the majority of IT workers say gender diversity is something their workplace is addressing, it is telling that only 29% say there is a plan in place. We know that diversity and inclusion should have a plan, just like any other business project.”