MORE NEEDED TO IMPROVE PAY GAP
“More organizations are pursuing initiatives to increase the number of women working in technology, according to a survey by global staffing firm Harvey Nash. However, more is needed to close the pay gap and improve working environments.
Thirty-one percent of the survey’s respondents said their organizations provide career development programs for women once they’ve been hired, a 41% increase from the previous two years. And more than a quarter of respondents, 29%, said their companies offer programs to support recruiting and hiring of women in technology.
Half of the women surveyed, 51%, find working in technology financially rewarding — up from 35% two years ago. However, a wide gap remains between men and women; just 30% of women believe their company pays men and women equally, compared to 68% of men who believe the same. Those proportions remain similar across salary levels. And despite 43% of women reporting the #MeToo movement has had a positive impact in the workplace, the number of women who said their work environment remains unwelcoming increased to 35% from 30% in last year’s survey.”