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.