The percentage of female IT leaders globally remains at 9% – a figure that has changed very little in the past few years despite one-third of organizations claiming to have diversity initiatives. Dewpoint is incredibly proud of Michelle Massey for being named as a top ten finalist for Information Age’s “Role Model of the Year” award in New York on March 28th!
Stereotypes surrounding the types of roles available in the tech industry have added to the steady decline of women entering the tech workforce. As a result, both recruiting and retaining female tech talent has become increasingly more difficult for companies.
The Women in IT Awards series aims to tackle this issue and redress the gender imbalance, by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models.
Organized by the business technology site Information Age, the awards were launched as a platform to celebrate women in technology. Since its launch, in 2015, the Women in IT Awards have showcased women in technology in London, New York, Ireland, and Silicon Valley. This year the awards series will expand to celebrate women in technology in Singapore, Berlin, and Toronto for the first time.
This growing awards series acts as a flagship and high-profile platform to support the industry in its mission to move the dial on gender.