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Tactics to Increase the Number of Women in IT

Published: 19 November 2018

ID: G00705245

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


While women make up nearly half of the global workforce, they represent only 31% of IT employees. CIOs express interest in increasing the number of women in IT, but many struggle with recruiting and retention. However, there are concrete steps CIOs can take to rebalance.

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Tactics to Mitigate Bias in Recruiting

Restructure Job Requirements to Expand Your Pipeline

Eliminate Gender Bias in Job Advertisements

Build Diverse Selection Teams

Methods to Drive Retention Of Women

Use Flexible Work Policies to Drive Retention

Mind the Gap Between Perception and Reality of Flexible Work Policies

Encourage Male Employees to Embrace an Inclusive Culture

Show Women How to Get to the Top

Prioritize Inclusive Practices


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