Wage inequality compared to male colleagues, workplace gender bias and a shortage of female role models are among the main barriers faced by women working in the technology field, according to a new survey by global technology association ISACA.
Released to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, The Future Tech Workforce: Breaking Gender Barriers identifies the top five barriers experienced by women in tech as:
1 Lack of mentors (48%)
2 Lack of female role models in the field (42%)
3 Gender bias in the workplace (39%)
4 Unequal growth opportunities compared to men (36%)
5 Unequal pay for the same skills (35%)
When asked about opportunities for professional growth, 75% of respondents said their employer lacks a gender leadership development program. Eight out of 10 women have male supervisors and just 8% report never having experienced gender bias in the workplace.