As the year comes to a close, Computer Weekly takes a look at some notable articles related to women in tech, diversity and inclusion throughout 2022.
We have seen small improvements in terms of diversity in the tech sector, but the pace of change is too slow.
According to this year’s data, if the pace of change continues at the same rate, the gender ratio in technology will not be reached until 2060.
However, there are still some initiatives and groups calling for a change, and 2022 has been a busy year for diversity in the tech sector.
- Bad culture keeps young people away from technology
2018 started with the news that young people are having bad experiences in the technology sector and looking for jobs in other industries.
More than half of 18-24 year olds told Mthree, a provider of talent and skills, that they quit or were about to quit a tech job because of a poor company culture.
The importance of an inclusive culture in technology organizations was a theme throughout the year. Mthree’s research found that women and minority groups were less likely than other groups to say they had an entirely positive experience in the tech sector.
- Nearly 65% of tech recruiters say their hiring process is skewed
The technology portfolio can do a few more things to attract diverse candidates to the technology sector.
Issues have been pointed out in the past regarding technology adoption, such as male-dominated portrayals in job postings and managers targeting only candidates with similar backgrounds.
According to research from CodinGame and CoderPad, these issues still exist, and 65% of global developer hirers believe the process is still skewed.
- Diversity and inclusion in STEM: data, culture and social good
The government’s Science and Technology Commission (STC) has spent the last year collecting data on diversity and inclusion in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The first meeting of the Commission heard about the importance of using data and skills to develop an equitable STEM sector, and subsequent meetings emphasized how role models contribute to the diversity of the paddy field.
- IT experts say men don’t need to help women in tech
It became clear that if the tech sector wants to become more attractive to different groups of people, everyone needs to get involved to make it a more inclusive place.
Men are often in support positions and other groups are more likely to be in decision-making positions. My impression is that there is no need to help people get into this field.
- There’s a 2.8% gender ‘pay gap’ in the UK tech industry, says Hired
In addition to the problems in the UK tech sector, there is still a pay gap between women and men in the industry.
Hired, a job market, found that there is still a 2.8% difference in the salaries offered to female and male technical candidates in the UK. Female candidates are also less likely to receive an interview request than male candidates.
- 60% of tech workers say more needs to be done for diversity.
UK tech workers believe more needs to be done to improve diversity in the tech sector.
Thoughtworks found that 60% of tech workers believe there is work to be done on diversity, and just over half believe their companies are not doing everything they can to make the industry fairer.
- Most Influential Women at UK Tech 2022
Each year Computer Weekly publishes a list of the UK’s Most Influential Women in Tech and an interview with the winner, the UK’s Most Influential Woman in Tech. In 2022, Flavilla, founder of 3 Colors Rule and GTA Black Women in Tech. Fontán.
To celebrate the occasion, not only the most influential women in technology, names are added to both the list of Rising Stars for Women in Tech and the Hall of Fame that honors women who have made a lasting impact in the technology sector.
Each year Computer Weekly publishes a long list of nominees, surpassing 600 by 2022.
- Young people in tech are frustrated despite the push for inclusion
At the end of the year, there were more stories of young people who were not happy in this field.
According to Wiley Edge research, many 18-24 year olds are striving to create a more inclusive tech industry, but are still not happy. Many engineers in this age group report mostly negative experiences in this area.
- Women are more likely to leave tech jobs than men
Given that inclusion issues in the tech sector negatively affect women and underrepresented groups, it is not surprising that women are more likely than men to drop out of tech jobs.
InnovateHer’s research also found that half of female employees are more likely to leave tech jobs by the age of 35, and the co-founder and director of the education platform expects a slight increase in the number of women working in tech this year. that doing it is not enough.
- Everywoman Forum 2022: Inclusion, Support and Commitment
Speakers at this year’s Everywoman Forum covered many of the topics seen in the diversity of the tech sector over the past year, covering many topics such as inclusion, support, and engagement.
Being honest, finding a support network, and talking to strangers at the airport are just a few of the tips offered throughout the day. So is being a role model and referencing a role model, being grateful for what you personally bring to the table at work.