I wanted to take a moment to share a neat infographic with you. The Online MBA program at the University of North Carolina created an infographic in partnership with Women 2.0, displaying the progress (and the work that needs to be done) of Women in the Workplace. This is incredibly interesting to me because I consider myself a woman in the technology industry. When I worked in services, I had a major role in the alliances we formed with software providers like Oracle and SAP. Even working at Build-A-Bear Workshop, I spent a large portion of my job on the website engagement for a project and determining how to convert engagement into sales. Women aren’t always present in technology, which is why there seems to be lots of reporting about Virginia Rometty as CEO at IBM and Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook. Perhaps that’s all perception, though. There might be women in the education field who are making major strides using technology in the classroom. Are they not women in technology? Some of the statistics below may not seem new to you, but it does beg the question around what needs to change.
Do we need more women in the industries and roles as they are defined now, or do we need to redefine the industry?