We need more women in IT

Hirst, Larry
November 2003
IT Training;Nov2003, p50
Trade Publication
Women's under-representation in Great Britain's IT workforce is holding the industry back. The national average of women in the workforce is nearly 46 percent. The key challenge is to attract more women into this industry and then retain them. Education and a positive focus on work/life balance are key to achieving this. However, at IBM, a regular programme of culture-change workshops has achieved a positive shift in the mindset of senior managers, who work with women employees to develop strategies to retain and advance women.


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