We interviewed Rosy Nti, Consultant at Sogeti UK on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.
It happened by accident as I majored In Biomedical science. I am now more interested in going down the project management route and I believe I will be very good at this. I have taken my exams and look forward to the opportunity to work on this role.
Yes, I did.
Yes. Only 3% of British female high school students choose to go into technology as a career choice, due to lack of role models and advice in how to get into the industry
Given the opportunity and being recognised at what they do when working in the IT industry will empower more women into the IT world. There is a narrative that the IT industry world is for men only, but in the last 7 years, women are changing that narrative.
Yes, namely due to lack of mentors, lack of role models, gender bias in the workplace, unequal growth opportunities compared to men. This is a big problem for the workforce.
• Considering the ways in which tech roles are advertised
• Coaching and mentoring women in IT roles
• Working closely with universities, higher education and other institutions
• Understanding the level of gender diversity in an organisation, this will help businesses to grow and can increase innovation
• Be passionate about technology and go for it
• It can be rewarding and fun
• It has the smallest income gender gaps
• It tends to be relatively flexible, in terms of when you work. This will also benefit mothers with young kids.
• It’s easy to work remotely
• The pay is generous
• It’s easy to mix in other interest, i.e. if you are passionate about music, sports, science or charity etc, you are likely to find a tech company that’s working in that space.