“IT guy.” “Computer guy.” “Tech guy.”
Regardless of what industry you work in, chances are you’ve heard one of these terms thrown around your office when the wifi has been down — perhaps you’ve even used one of these labels yourself. And with just 26% of computing-related jobs held by women, it’s no wonder the first image that comes to mind when people think of an IT professional is someone who is male-presenting.
That’s why, on this stop of the IT Pro Tour Virtual Event series, female-identifying leaders from Electric, Black Girls Hack, HelloFresh, Divvy, Laika, and Benchling come together to break the “IT Guy” narrative.
In this ‘Ask Me Anything’ session brought to you by Electric & Black Girls Hack, we shed light on:
- Why female-identifying folks are underrepresented in IT & tech more broadly
- Necessary and effective strategies your organization should implement to boost gender diversity
- How to combat gender bias in the workplace
- And more!