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June 2017

Focus: men for women in tech

Sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com

There is still a lack of diversity in the IT industry despite many initiatives designed to make the sector a place that women want to work. Many believe these strategies only work with support from the top, and as most of those in c-suite positions are male it makes sense that we need the support of the men in the industry to increase the number of women entering tech careers. This guide offers a collection of articles showcasing some of the men who are helping women to progress in the technology industry and the methods they are using to do so, such as providing mentoring, taking unconscious bias into account during hiring and encouraging young people into science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) careers. Parents feature heavily in this e-guide, and many of the men interviewed claim they do what they can to encourage their daughters into Stem, not wanting to be the ones to stand in their way. These articles describe how men are helping women to progress in their technology careers – everyone has a responsibility to be aware of their own biases and to do their bit to shift the industry’s diversity landscape.

Table Of Contents

  • Why and how men in the technology industry have helped women progress
  • Dads aren't the problem: we need mums onside to get girls into Stem
  • 10 things men in IT can do to help get women into IT
  • Tech gender parity: we can’t do it without support from men
  • Consider diversity when making hiring decisions, says Fujitsu chairman
  • Shining a light on the male mentors of IT