Friday, July 7, 2017

Women are seriously under-represented in the Canadian tech sector and it’s not improving: new report - IT WORLD CANADA

by Mandy Kovacs  
Originally published: July 5, 2017
Publisher: ITWorldCanada.com

Gender parity in the technology sector still has a way to go, according to a new report from Women in Communications and Technology’s (WCT) Up The Numbers campaign.

The study, “Where are the women in the Canadian ICT industry,” highlights the fact that women are still incredibly under-represented in the technology sector in Canada, despite making significant headway in many industries, such as accounting, law, and medicine.

Since the end of the first two world wars, most Western democracies have experienced a feminist revolution, which has encouraged the rising rates of women seeking post-secondary education and changed how society views women and their place both at home and in the workplace.