1ISACA Survey Finds Women Still Struggle for Equality in IT Industry
The IT industry is working towards equality in hiring, promotion and compensation for women in the workplace, but it still has a long way to go, according to a new study from ISACA, the world’s largest organization for IT professionals in cyber-security and IT governance. In its survey of more than 500 women, ISACA discusses the issues of gender bias and unequal pay, and that women are still under representation in IT companies and corporate departments. The survey, which was released to coincide with International Women’s Day, also indicates that women suffer from a lack of work-life balance and have few mentors to help move up the ranks of IT management. And nearly all women are worried about their future in the industry. Ultimately, ISACA found that the IT industry has a lot of work to do in order to improve working conditions for women. This eWEEK slideshow will dig into the survey and discuss women’s struggle to improve their standing in the tech workforce.
2IT Industry Still Male-Dominated
3Women Report Work/Life Balance Problems
4Colleges Fail to Encourage Women in High Tech
5Most Respondents Concerned About Lack of Women in IT
6Women Say Employers Lack of Commitment to Equality
7Women Say Lack of Mentors Is Barrier to Advancement
8Female Role Models Are Scarce Too
9Women Frequently Encounter Gender Bias in Workplace
10Unequal Pay Is a Persistent Problem
11Women Find They Are Paid Less ‘Without Reason’
More than four in ten respondents said that men make more in the IT field “without reason” and just 23 percent said that men and women are paid based on merit. Ultimately, many women believe that they’re being paid less for the same work.