I think everyone knows that amongst most industries, the IT industry is dominated by males. However, working with some of the biggest companies in the market I can tell you for a fact that females in IT are in extremely high demand!
Businesses are becoming more and more aware of the in-balance in their companies between the male and female ratio and some simply will not hire any more men, regardless of how good their skill set may be.
It is not only about being fair or non sexist, females in IT have a lot more to offer than they perhaps realise.
We need more women in IT!
We need more women in technology. In 2012, women made up only 26 percent of the computing workforce, out of 3,816,000 computing-related occupations. (Department of Labor Current Population Survey, 2012) In the same year, only 18 percent of computer science majors were women. Women hold only 11 percent of executive technical roles at privately held, venture-backed companies. (Dow Jones VentureSource, 2012) Only 7 percent of venture capital goes to women-owned businesses, and of those venture capitalists investing in startups, only 4.2 percent are women. These and other telling statistics are indicative of a huge problem!