Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Why Diversity Is Not A Dirty Word For Women In Tech Or Trades - HUFFINGTONPOST

by Cathy Anderson 
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Publisher: Huffingtonpost.com 

Hillary Clinton just pushed through the ultimate glass ceiling to become the first female presidential nominee, and in Australia women are smashing away at similar barriers in their workplace.

Women are still dramatically underrepresented in many traditionally male-dominated industries, notably the tech sector and construction and trades.

Only 28 percent of employees in information and communications technology are women, according to figures released last year from the Australian Computer Society and Deloitte's digital pulse report.

And women make up only 16.1 percent of the construction industry according to the Government's Workplace Gender Equality Agency, only slightly ahead of mining at 15.96 percent.