How To Retain Talented Women article - article size 03/05/2019

How To Retain Talented Women

The number of working women in technology currently stands at just 17%. This is significantly lower than most other UK work sectors. Only 10% of these are IT leaders, with female representation in the technology sector continuing to stall.

So, why do women leave and what would encourage them to progress their careers?

The five key reasons women leave tech roles

Research shows that the five key reasons that women leave an organisation include:

  1. Salary
  2. Corporate culture
  3. Lack of promotional opportunities
  4. Unsociable working hours
  5. Lack of flexible hours

Here are some recent statistics, published by Indeed, outlining the reasons why women in tech leave jobs:

Source: Indeed

How do employers tackle this?

Employers can:

  • Provide flexible working
  • Encourage participation in career development programmes
  • Provide increased recognition

In the following video, women from Hays Technology, the Government Digital Service, Kiri and Co, Ernst and Young LLP and Decoded, suggest ideas and initiatives for increasing the number of women into technology roles:


Get the full guide – ‘How to retain talented women’

Are you doing enough to recruit and retain women in tech? Take a look at the full guide How to retain talented women.

Encouraging women into leadership positions in IT has never been more prevalent.

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