Just 13% of women say there is no glass ceiling in IT, compared to 34% of men who say no ceiling exists.
Narrowing the gender gap for technology workers is a slow process, according to a survey from Technisource. See also Diversity Extends to Paychecks On the positive side, most women in IT are satisfied with their careers and would recommend a tech-focused vocation to family members. But women and men are still divided by their perceptions of growth opportunities and compensation levels. While some of these gaps are improving, “there is still a battle for perception of equality around compensation and the greater societal issue of promoting IT as a career path for young women,” says Alisia Genzler, vice president of the Northeast Region of Technisource. “In the end, employers need to recognize that both men and women are not only looking to be fairly compensated, but also desire to be mentored and challenged in their career. Those that don't constantly strive to provide that challenge will end up losing top talent to the competition." More than 500 IT professionals took part in the research, which was conducted by Monster.com.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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