At the recent GeekNRolla event in London there was a panel on how to get more women into IT. One of the (well made) points was women in IT typical don’t describe themselves in IT. Despite working exclusively with or for IT companies they are in marketing or sales or PR or design etc.
So I put this to the test with the four women from Merrion BD who ran an excellent marketing event for tech companies here in the Digital Hub today.
There answers, marketing, sales, PR, business development etc. Not one considered they were working in IT. At most they would grant they were working with IT companies.
If we want to encourage women to work in IT, we need the existing women in IT to start admitting it 😉