With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend and the ongoing discussion about women and mothers in the workforce, we wanted to take a look at women and working moms in the IT industry. While women make up only 30% of the IT workforce, they are a growing market for a number of reasons:
1. Women love IT.
According to the Center for Work-Life Policy, 74% of women in IT jobs love their work. Jobs in IT allow exploration and creation and tend to promote continuous learning. They also recently topped the list of “Highest Paying Jobs for Women” by Forbes. Woman may not currently hold as many upper level management roles as men in the IT industry, but they are making an effort to close the gender gap.