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Why more women in tech will help business


19 Sep, 2016 11:38 am
Any organisation interested in improving workforce relations and productivity should seek to recruit more women in IT through better training and outreach programs. 

- The Tech Partnership's research shows the critical role mentoring plays in encouraging school-aged young women to pursue education and careers in IT. The TechFuture Women's Network is a program especially geared for women willing to mentor students. These female professionals are given the opportunity to get involved in initiatives such as TechFuture Girls, an afterschool or lunchtime club aiming at keeping girls aged 10 to 14 interested in tech at an age when they often start to lose interest.

- Intel, which is among the Anita Borg Institute Change Alliance companies that hire mostly tech workers and have committed to measuring their workforce, was recently recognised for going beyond just actively hiring women and underrepresented groups, by changing its culture to promote diversity among its workforce. Intel did this by offering its employees gender-neutral washrooms and through its Rapid Orientation for Accelerated Results (ROAR) program.

- Capgemini's Women@Capgemini programme seeks to recruit and develop talent based on the "equal opportunities, equal chances" principle. The programme also seeks to retain talented women in its workforce while respecting a work/life balance, and to influence corporate culture by promoting gender diversity through training and awareness.
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