Professionals Australia will launch its Women in IT report on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day. Only 28% of the Australian IT workforce is female, only 1 in 4 IT graduates are female and there’s a persistent gender pay gap of 19% in the Information Media and Telecommunications industry. While increasing the number of women doing IT at uni is an important first step, the report points out that the issue is more than just a pipeline issue and we need to look at ways to retain women in the tech workforce by addressing the factors that make them leave at the enterprise level. Read Tech’s woman problem: more than just a pipeline issue here.
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