The ACS Digital Pulse 2021 report highlights that women continue to be significantly underrepresented in the technology workforce, making up only 29% of the workforce and the figure is growing by less than 1% every year.
The report finds that increasing gender diversity in the technology workforce could grow the Australian economy by $1.8 billion per year on average, over the next 20 years. In employment terms, this would create almost 5,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs.
One of the other biggest discrepancies noticed in the ICT sector across all industries is the poor representation of female leadership and in senior management roles.
This panel of established leaders and professionals will discuss some ways we can and should increase the number of female leaders in the technology, entrepreneurship and innovation sectors. They will also share their personal experience, journeys and insight on how they reached their management positions, and how they broke through the glass ceiling.