When I asked women tech leaders to share their insight on being a women in technology for an article on tech.co, I didn’t expect the hundreds of responses to flood my inbox. Since being a women in tech leadership is still vastly underrepresented, I wanted their voices to be heard to encourage and excite the next generation of women to consider a career in tech.
Previously, we share about the “Highs and Lows of Women in Tech” to highlight some of the challenges women face in the industry. With thousands of shares, comments and likes, it was clear that it hit a cord in the tech space by highlighting the fact that there is still a lot of work to be done in the industry. As a follow-up to that piece, this covers the major challenges that women face in tech and avenues and advice from experts to address and potentially overcome those challenges.
South Florida’s IT sector continues to battle high turnover rates, survey shows – South Florida Business Journal
A majority of South Florida’s information technology workers see their industry as stagnant and would consider ditching their jobs for a position out of state, an annual survey of more than 1,000 local IT professionals reveals.
Nearly 60 percent of tech employees would consider moving out of state because of a limited job market, an annual survey of more than 1,300 tech professionals in South Florida revealed.
Nearly 60 percent of tech workers say they would leave state for better job according to South Florida Survey – Sun Sentinel
Employers beware: 91 percent of tech workers in South Florida say they would leave their employer for a better opportunity, in an annual survey of more than 1,300 tech professionals by ProTech Staffing in Fort Lauderdale. That’s up from 90 percent last year.
“Many IT professionals are frustrated when they land at an exciting company only to find a horribly outdated tech stack with no plans to update,” said Elizabeth Becker, a partner in the South Florida based IT staffing firm, PROTECH. “Although you may have opportunities to grow in the areas of salary and benefits, your skills will become less desirable in the industry.”
There has been momentous push to highlight gender inequality within tech, yet the question still remains: Why are there so few women in tech leadership roles?
Silicon Valley and the tech industry on a whole has a long-standing problem with diversity and inclusion. It’s an issue that’s often swept under the rug with many tech leaders simply claiming they hire the best, and if they happen to be male and white, that’s just how it is.