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Women in Technology 2012
by ComputerWeekly.com

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Published on: July 12, 2012
Type of content: ESSENTIAL GUIDE
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Length: 12 pages
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Women technology experts find their careers just as rewarding as men, but image problems are deterring new female recruits, this exclusive research from Computer Weekly and Mortimer Spinks reveals.


Nine out of ten experienced female technology and IT experts would happily recommend technology as a career choice to another female, and yet three-quarters of women believe technology careers are less attractive to potential female recruits because of concerns about the ‘macho’ nature of technology teams, and a fear of being the sole woman in a male dominated department. 


These were the findings of an exclusive survey conducted by Mortimer Spinks, the technology recruitment experts, and Computer Weekly, representing the views of 512 experienced technology professionals across the UK, of which 199 were female and 313 were male.


Key findings include:

  • Women find tech careers rewarding:

  • Macho culture putting women off

  • Men and women alike want more diversity:

  • Women are embracing their inner geek


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Mortimer Spinks is one of the UK's leading innovators in technology recruitment. Part of the Harvey Nash Group, its consultants are organised into specialist technology teams and are genuine experts in their subjects.

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