IT business owners and industry leaders Sitima Fower of Iconic IT and Amy Kardel of CompTIA share their experiences and advice on getting more women into the pipeline in this thoughtful discussion.
The IT industry still lags woefully behind in recruiting, hiring, and advancing women—even though research shows that gender diversity boosts both innovation and financial performance. Understanding some of the obstacles women face getting into the IT workforce can help businesses formulate more inclusive cultures as well as develop recruitment and mentoring strategies that will allow them to tap into a larger pool of talent.
Sitima Fowler, vice president of marketing for Iconic IT, and Amy Kardel, vice president of strategic workforce development at CompTIA, share personal experiences of how they overcame challenges and advanced their IT careers, provide some perspective on the current state of gender diversity, and offer some recommendations for how companies can attract and retain more women.
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