Women in tech: The survivors guide
The number of women working in tech industries is at an all-time high, but they are still a minority compared to the number of male workers. The salaries of men and women still differs, but with the rising popularity of tech as a career for women, this needs to change soon.
A tiny minority of women feel a tech career is the ideal choice for them, and half the number of female students are recommended to pursue such a career compared to male students. Therefore, if you want to become successful in the field of technology, you have to do something to stand out from the crowd.
It’s necessary to take risks to do well in a tech career. If you are the only women in the workplace you have to speak your mind and try not to worry that you will sound ‘like a girl’. Show the team what you can add as a woman, that men on the team may not have to offer. Make sure you are seen as an asset rather than a liability by always doing the best you can.
Woman are great a taking care of the kids and have always traditionally taken care of them. However, these days they are finding that they want to pursue a career in the market place, which is causing unusual family dynamics.
To succeed in any career path, you need to be proactive – don’t wait for opportunities to come to you, actively seek them out. You have to constantly work to improve yourself, and ask the right questions. Even if you don’t always feel confident, act confident at all times and you will be sure to outperform your male colleagues.
Many of the biggest tech companies are now making a conscious effort to increase the percentage of female employees they have. They are making attempts to allocate more of their female staff to high-visibility projects, in order to encourage more women to remain interested in their careers.