Article courtesy of ITI
Each year March signifies Women’s History Month, a national celebration that highlights the many accomplishments and innovations that women have made to our society. Women, in particular, have been a driving force in the tech industry and their presence continues to demand attention. ITI would like to thank our member companies for recruiting a diverse pool of women committed to promoting innovation worldwide, creating opportunities for women to enter and advance in the tech industry through diversity and inclusion initiatives, and inspiring the next generation of women to pursue STEM careers.
While women have made significant strides in the tech industry, there is still some work to be done. According to a Women in Tech report only five percent of leadership positions in the technology sector are held by women. Only 27 percent of female students surveyed said that they would consider a career in technology. Furthermore, only 22 percent of students can name a famous female working in technology. These statistics represent the gap our industry must bridge to ensure we keep women at the forefront of our dynamic field.
This month, we would like to highlight ITI member company Accenture, a leading global professional services company providing a broad range of strategy and consulting, interactive, and technology services to businesses around the world. The company’s commitment to gender equality permeates throughout the organization, starting at the top. Thirty percent of the executives at Accenture are women, including its Chief Executive Officer, Julie Sweet, who was named No. 1 on FORTUNE’s 2020 list of “Most Powerful Women.” The company collectively believes that the future workforce is an equal one and as a result, leadership has set bold goals to accelerate gender equality throughout the organization.
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