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Retention Strategies to Build a Gender Diverse IT Workforce

Published: 04 June 2019

ID: G00389174

Analyst(s): Debra Logan , Carol Rozwell


Unfairness-based turnover in tech is a $16 billion a year problem. Women leave technology jobs at twice the rate of their male counterparts. By the time they reach the midpoint of their careers, 56% have dropped out. CIOs and other IT leaders should use these best practices to retain female talent.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Data-Driven Methods to Assess and Remediate Female Flight Risk
  • Make Pay Equality a Priority Within Three to Five Years
  • Assess the Culture Within Your Own IT Department
    • Overcoming Gender Bias With Inclusive Leadership
    • Sponsorship and Mentorship: You Need Both

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