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.