In the Danish tech industry, 3 out of 4 employees are men. And only 27% of the enrolled IT-students are women. Which means a solution to the tech industry's diversity issues is nowhere in sight. But how is this a responsibility for organisations, and what can they do to address the diversity requirements right here and now?
Actions you can take right now
Although the issue of diversity cannot be solved from day to day, there are several steps that organisations can take right now to increase diversity and create a more welcoming company culture for all employees.
What you can do to help secure female tech talent in the future
By now, we have established that diversity is good business. And one of the major problems in the tech industry is the lack of talent - by 2030 a shortage of 19,000 IT specialists in Denmark is expected. Here, getting women to choose a career in IT is a crucial step to solving this issue. So how can you contribute to securing a future pipeline of female tech talent?
Other important diversity challenges
Although the gender imbalance in the tech world, as well as other industries, is a major challenge, it's important to not overlook other diversity challenges. Such as age, ethnicity and disabilities. This is something which the Managing Director of Hays Denmark, Vibe Puggaard, touched upon in an article in Finans. It's important to not get caught up in gender imbalances and think that you're doing a good job on diversity. True diversity will create an environment where employees can display their full value regardless of gender, age, disability or ethnicity - something which will contribute to a high-performance culture, as people feel they have equal opportunities for growth and promotions.
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