Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022
It’s no secret that there is a gender gap in the technology sector, and according to Seek, currently, in Australia, women hold just under a third of all technology jobs. With a lack of both opportunities and encouragement for women to learn about technology being cited as a major cause of women not going into technological fields, the introduction of the National STEM School Eduction Strategy in 2016 has already started to see positive results in Australia.
The Australian Government’s strategy for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) aims to increase gender equity in STEM education and careers by enabling STEM potential through education, supporting women in STEM careers and making women in STEM visible.
Things are getting better with relatively recent measures that have been put into place to attempt to even the gender gap.
Since 2016, the proportion of women enrolled in university STEM fields of education (undergraduate and postgraduate) increased by 2 percentage points. This reached 36% in 2019 (more than 81,000 women), up from 34% in 2015 (70,000 women). The proportion of women working across all STEM-qualified industries has continually increased from 24% in 2016 to 28% in 2020, and the proportion of key management personnel and senior managers who are women has also continuously increased from 18% in 2016 to 23% in 2020.
Acknowledging the women of Redback
At Redback, we celebrate women in electrical engineeringsoftware engineeringITtestingmarketingtechnical supportsoftware developmentUI / UXSTEMcustomer support
International Women’s Day 2022 Celebration
In the last year at Redback Technologies, we have managed to increase the percentage of female employees by nearly 10%. Although we are still falling a little short of a completely equal gender gap, we are excited about the future.
We have to encourage the next generations of women in STEM so we sat down with some of our employees. We wanted to know how they got into the tech field, what they like about working in the STEM sector and any advice they might have for eager young women interested in technology.