Monica Eaton’s Insights on Improving Gender Parity in Tech
Monica Eaton, Co-Founder and COO of Chargebacks911, recently contributed a new guest feature to the RIZZAR blog. In her piece, Monica expresses concern about the state of gender parity in tech, and offers thoughts as to what companies can do to address the issue.
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Monica points out that technology is a surging industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of computer science jobs will increase by 15% by 2029. That’s a considerable growth rate, and it highlights the variety of available job openings in the tech space. But, as promising as this data sounds, fewer than 30% of available tech jobs will go to women.
Monica proposes that mentorship is a fantastic method to solve this problem. “Mentorship can be a symbiotic relationship in many ways,” she writes. “The mentee gets invaluable inside knowledge, while the act of inspiring the next generation of talent can lead to greater success and happiness for the mentor. This also benefits the industry at large.
“Students naturally gravitate toward industries in which they feel they will best succeed. If tech companies and startups focused more on diversity in their recruitment processes and made it clear that women are a welcome inclusion, the gender gap might decrease significantly.”