Take 2 - Woment in Tech
Today’s episode discusses the importance of culture in the IT industry. Brad and Bobby discuss the changing IT landscape, as well as the role of women in tech, and the unique challenges they face. Understanding the benefits and insights of women in tech can help your company grow, but it’s equally important to understand the challenges they face and how, as an IT manager, you can help them succeed. Does your company do well with women in tech? Find out in this week’s episode!
“I think it’s changing now because there are a lot more programs for girls in tech. It’s being exposed more and I think it’s becoming more normal. However, it’s still hard because you always have to prove yourself because they feel like tech is the boys club, and you don’t belong… That’s just what it is because it’s a male-dominant field. And, honestly, every job that I have had in the past, once they got to know me, and once I proved myself, they’ll flat-out say, “We took a test on you and, you know, it was a gamble” like, they didn’t think I had the skills or the qualifications because I was a woman, and they’re surprised. It’s like they’re giving me a compliment, but it’s also an insult.”
Brad Anderson, CEO of TechBridge, a Salt Lake City IT staffing company, and Bobby Glen James, Author, Speaker, and founder of BoTecha IT Support discuss the roles and benefits of women in tech as well as the unique challenges they face in the IT industry. With thoughts and insight from guest speaker Damica Lowe, here all about this subject in this week’s episode of the New IT podcast episode, “Women In Tech”.