International Women’s Day 2022 is back, and the focus is equality, solidarity and recognising and acting in the face of gender bias. With the #BreakTheBias focus, it’s time to recognise women’s role in championing technology and recognise how this is an area where women continue to be unrepresentative.
Over the years, I’ve been a strong advocate of International Women’s Day, as it’s all about championing the cause of women and girls as great leaders and change-makers, to make a positive impact on our future.
Over the last 10 years, I’ve worked in an industry where women are still very much the minority and still only represent 19% of the tech workforce which I would like to see change. A recent survey by Research from PwC revealed that 3% of females in their survey said a career in technology is their first choice. Attracting girls and young women to the world of tech is our first challenge, so it is important women succeeding in this field act as role models and mentors for future generations of women in tech.
At the age of 16, I left school with few qualifications and never really knew what I wanted my career path to look like. At Notify, I’ve been given the opportunity to work across numerous areas of the business to support and develop my technology skills, and now I’m responsible for the leadership of the teams that assist customers with their onboarding and ongoing support.
Supporting and Promoting Women in Tech
As a tech-led firm, Notify recognises and champions our female colleagues on a regular basis. There is no bias in our workplace and we believe our employees have the same opportunities to succeed and grow in their careers.
Empowering women to achieve all they can in their chosen field is something Notify strongly believes in and levelling out the gender pay and equality gap matters too. Proud to employ women in the tech industry, I hope you’ll take this opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day and #BreakTheBias.
Donna Crammond, Support & Professional Services Manager