Building the next generation of female IT professionals

“What’s concerning to us is the dire need for diversity in the IT industry, and we see this huge gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and training, especially with women and minorities,” Bischke says. “While we have tools within our Entelo solution that allows recruiters and hiring managers to specifically focus on hiring from these underrepresented groups, we wanted to do more to encourage women’s interest in STEM starting very early,” he says.


While woman make up 48 percent of the US workforce, they comprise only 24 percent of STEM workers, according to the Census Bureau’s 2009 American Community Survey (ACS). In other words, half as many women are working in STEM jobs as one might expect if gender representation in STEM professions mirrored the overall workforce, according to data from a 2011 US Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration report.

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