It isn’t rocket science to know that a diverse workforce is needed to keep up with the growing and changing demands of the technology industry. Less than one third of the tech workforce is women; for example, women make up only 22% of the workers in roles focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), yet AI is one of the hottest technologies out there. A bias has manifested itself in technology, but in such a crucial and fast-growing industry it is a necessity to employ equality.
The latest #movement we are following at Adam Bryce is coming out of Ernst and Young (EY). For International Women’s Day, EY recently took to the internet with the hashtag: #Shebelongs. A video released by EY begins by stating that at the current rate, it will take 100 years to close the gender gap – encouraging people to think, engage, and challenge how we encourage women belonging in the boardroom, in the classroom, and beyond.
It’s not just about creating a balanced workforce. It is about creating opportunity. Women bring diverse experiences and perspectives and deserve opportunities to move into roles that allow them to showcase their skills and abilities.
Adam Bryce is a female owned and operated business, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council that strives to close the gender gap. We believe #Shebelongs and challenge you to ask yourself how you can architect a more diverse technology workforce.
To learn more about EY’s efforts with #Shebelongs, click here.