It's no secret that IT is dominated by men, so I'm always encouraged when I read about companies proactively working to recruit more women. In fact, women make up about 23% of the technical workforce and earn about 18% of computer science degrees. They are also leaving the industry at twice the rate as men, presumably due to inhospitable tech environments.
The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) published its annual Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index yesterday. The ABI is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing. The Top Companies initiative is in its fifth year and is designed to recognize companies where women technologists can thrive.
Without further ado, here's ABI's Top Companies Leadership Index:
- American Express
- BNY Mellon
- Goldman Sachs
- Rackspace Hosting
- T. Rowe Price
On a personal note: Although Dell did not make this list, I believe my company takes this issue seriously and speaks to it frequently in internal communications and with the public. To learn more about Dell's efforts to empower women in IT, check out the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network. Or better yet, subscribe to the newsletter today!
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