Women remain significantly underrepresented in tech. This despite a number of studies confirming that gender-diverse companies perform better.
“Even though the situation is improving, the gender gap in the IT industry is still prominent,” says Aiste Araminaite-Pivore, head of product at NordLocker. “I’m lucky to represent an international cybersecurity brand which celebrates diversity and whose percentage of female employees is above the average of the tech industry 34% compared to 25%. But we’d like the number to grow even bigger, and the gender gap in tech still requires attention.”
Female misrepresentation affects not only the well-being of individual organisations but also leads to the shortage of professionals in the entire tech sector. It is estimated that there are 3.12 million vacant positions in cybersecurity that could be partially filled, and the hiring pool diversity could increase if not for the stereotypes and misconceptions about gender capabilities.
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