Can’t Find Women for Your Tech Teams? Adjust Your Hiring Practices

By WITT

“I think it’s very important to get more women into computing. My slogan is: computing is too important to be left to men.” ~ Karen Spärck Jones, Computer Scientist, Professor at Cambridge Computer Laboratory Where are all the women in tech? Sadly, women still make up less than 24 percent of the global IT workforce,…

Women in Tech: Diversity and Gender Equity are Not Buzzwords

By WITT

“We know that diversity can sometimes be more uncomfortable because things are less familiar—but it gets the best results.” ~ Megan Smith, Engineer, shift7 CEO and Co-Founder Diversity Hiring. Gender Equity. Equal pay for equal work. Work-life balance. Parental leave. Flex time. Black Lives Matter. The #MeToo movement. If you’ve been an armchair consumer of…

How Women in Tech Can Dodge Discrimination and Find Joy

By WITT

“Women are often told in a hiring process, or after starting a new job, that while management believes they could deliver at a higher level, they will be hired in at a lower level so they can prove themselves. When this occurs, it is important to have the discussion to highlight your qualifications against the…

Women in Tech: Drop the Gender Roles and Use Your Voices to Be Heard

By WITT

“I believed we had made progress in paying women equally to men performing at the same level. I believed managers were fair and would assess talent and pay for performance without bias. I thought things were different these days. I thought I wouldn’t have to fight for equality. I experienced a compensation adjustment that was…

Women in Tech: Support Fellow Women and Embrace Men as Allies

By WITT

Way back in 2006, while giving a keynote speech at a luncheon celebrating inspiration, the incredible Madeleine Albright said this: “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Fellow women in tech…are you all nodding your heads right now? Sadly, not a lot has changed in the 15 or…