of people working in the technology sector in the UK are women
of students taking computer science A level are women
of maternity leavers ask for flexible working on return to work
of women leave their jobs within 2 years of returning to work
Companies with at least 3 female directors had at least a 66% increase in their invested capital, 42% increase on return on sales and a 53% return on equity increase.
In just the UK it is thought that the economy would benefit from an extra £2.6 billion each year just by filling the current IT skills shortages with women.
Vertex IT Solutions are dedicated to assisting in the change of gender imbalance for women in technology, we are passionate about increasing opportunities for women within the industry and would like to hear your stories.
of female participants believe there are the same career opportunities in IT for men and women
think remuneration for IT roles is the same for men and women
of people think the IT sector would benefit from having more women
We are working with a series of partners to build a framework that employers and women returning to or wanting to work in IT can utilise. This will be open to all.
To assist with this we are working on a case study where we obtain real life information from women in the technology industry, whether they are trying to break into it, established or a mum returning to work; we want to hear all about their experiences and or needs and challenges in doing so. The output of this case study will support the design of the framework, therefore it is vital we understand what needs changing; so we can relay this to prospective employers.
We are curious to explore what is making women feel this way and see what we can do to help change the industry for the better. As a company solely specialising in information technology jobs, it has been apparent throughout the years how different the sector can be for women compared to men. There is a lack of both suitable opportunities and female candidates in technology and it is important we as a whole can work on changing this.
Mums Back to Work
Many mothers find that their return to work after a career break was more challenging than anticipated; the gap on their CV is often looked down on making women feel guilty for taking a break to raise a family. Momentum is building with the rise of returnships however there are still many more companies who could get involved. It is important that companies understand the needs of these women and what will work for them when returning to work.
of mothers have 10+ years experience
have a masters degree
had their flexible working request either refused or not considered at all
of mothers returned to work full time
feel that they have to work harder to prove themselves in the workplace
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How can you get involved?
We want to know everything, the good and the bad. You may know a woman in the technology industry, be trying to get into it yourself or already be in it. If so we would love if you could join our LinkedIn group, fill out our survey below or pass on the link.