GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE IT INDUSTRY

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Social and labor discrimination in the technology industry
  9/7/2021 10:14:19 AM  By: Monica Ramirez

Despite the fact that many women have proved their abilities in the field of technology, there is still social and workplace prejudice against women in this field. Women have even achieved success in this profession, according to studies, despite the fact that the number of women who are dedicated to this field is quite small (just a few hundred). Men outnumber women in technological university degrees, but this is not a reason to discriminate against women in the workplace.

Regardless of the fact that technology is a feature of a country's progress, these beliefs persist, and the participation of women in the technology industry is extremely low, if not non-existent in some companies, according to the World Bank.

In the technological industry, a large percentage of women's engagement has dwindled throughout the years. It could be because males are treated differently than women in the company, or because there is a wage disparity between men and women.

Fighting against gender discrimination is a long-term endeavor that must begin with the recruitment of more women into fields such as technology and higher education. Thus, women will be less likely to feel uncomfortable about prejudice at school or at work, and thus less likely to shy away from these fields altogether.