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Key Points from this Infographic:

  • The IT industry does not reflect the gender diversity of the professional workforce. Only 25 percent of IT jobs are held by women.
  • It’s possible the gender gap has its roots in school. Women lag behind men in taking the advanced placement test for computer science and attaining science and engineering degrees.
  • Women hold just 9 percent of IT management jobs.
  • The low amounts of women entering the IT workforce is contributing to the IT skills gap; if current trends continue, the IT industry will only be able to fill one-half of available jobs in 2018.
  • Increased gender diversity in the IT workplace correlates with greater profits, meaning companies should create programs to remove the gender gap. Methods could include enhanced recruiting, developing in-house talent and creating a multiyear diversity program that establishes tangible objectives along the way.