For decades, various measures have been carried out to tackle gender diversity in tech. Although tech companies, as well as non-governmental organizations, are showing commitment to increase the number of women in the field, it isn’t something that will change overnight.
As of January 2020, according to Ms Valentina Barcucci, ILO Vietnam Labour Economist, The share of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is currently 37%, and growing.
By embracing gender diversity in the tech workplace, we are creating a positive impact on our entire organization. Here are the 4 impacts that gender diversity brings.
A wider talent pool
Companies that don’t encourage women to join them are missing out on the talents and abilities of half the population. Tapping into these can make a huge difference to your productivity and your bottom line.
A multiplicity of perspectives
A multiplicity of perspectives can spark creativity and innovation, and help organizations spot and seize new opportunities. It can also encourage organizations to challenge gender stereotypes.
It is common knowledge that women are often underestimated in taking charge. However, Ms. Van Dinh Hong Vu, Co-founder and CEO of ELSA, doesn’t believe so. “Some people say that women don't usually pursue big ideas, due to the high degree of risk it takes. But if you have a really good idea and are passionate about it, no matter what gender you have, don't mind what others say, and go your own way. And most importantly, never be afraid to fail.”
Improved staff retention
Having an inclusive culture in your workplace boosts morale and opportunity. Inclusive workplaces tend to have lower employee churn rates – which represents big savings in terms of time and money spent on recruitment.
Time and again, evidence supports the theory that gender diversity has a positive impact on the bottom line. According to McKinsey, the most gender-diverse companies are 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability.
And a report by MSCI shows that having women on the board of a company boosts productivity.
As an education provider, CoderSchool understands how important it is to let young women realize how more than capable they are to take on any challenge in this vast world of technology.
That is the reason why we are partnering with Thai Van Linh, along with female head representatives from Be Group, Girls In Tech Vietnam and She loves data, to give you “Breaking Gender Stereotypes in Tech.”
This special event is a crucial part of our #WomenCanCode campaign throughout the whole of March, focusing on encouraging and empowering young females to take part in the tech world.
Through this special event, we hope to bring young tech lovers the environment to share the difficulties they often face, as well as to learn from the pioneers within the field.
Join us this March 31st! Register for free at https://tinyurl.com/hxxdummd
This event is supported by TVL Group, Tinhte.vn, VietnamWorks inTech, and YBOX.vn.