The Information and Communications Technology World has brought a ravishing change to our lives. The digital world has advanced a lot more than any other economy in this world. However, this growth has brought many challenges of its own. One of the challenges is gender gap. Women are underrepresented in this technology world.
Women are obtaining ICT degrees but still not enough motivated to join technology industry! Statistics says that nearly 40% of women who obtain engineering degree either don’t enter or quit their tech career in between!
We see the software, complex codes are mostly done and used by men. Is it because as technology is portrayed to be a hard industry, it scares women to venture into? It is understood that the gender differences in skills are negligible, but the women perceive that their coding skills are lower than male counterparts.
Among the largest publicly listed companies in the European Union (EU-28) in 2019, only 17.6% of executives and 6.9% of CEOs were women. According to report by Accenture, today, women are still incredibly scarce at the top, comprising only 2.8 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 CEOs. Just one in five startups has a woman founder.