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Lessons we learnt from tech about perseverance and reinvention

No one ever said staying on your feet during the ups and downs of life would be easy. But even when you’re on your knees, there are many ways to survive and grow. Women are not valued or presented well in the workforce, and this is especially true when it comes to Tech companies. A report says that women in America make up less than 40% of the global workforce and only fill a quarter of professional computer jobs. In addition, a report says that more men are in the tech workforce than females.

Many organizations are working to assist women in advancing in their jobs and prospering in a male-dominated tech environment. We, as women, bear a large share of the responsibility for driving change and improvement. Women are strong and demonstrate a new perspective, enthusiasm, and commitment to make an influence, power, and capital after being unequally impacted by the pandemic. Building a sisterhood in tech is one way to eliminate discrimination. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or pursuing a career in tech as a young woman, everyone play their role in eliminating gender inequality. Here are a few things that have proven to be successful for us over time:

Recognize the difficulties and confront them head-on

Women, particularly those in technical sectors, continue to confront many of the employment problems that have traditionally persisted. Lack of pay parity is the most pressing issue by most respondents, followed by work-life balance, opportunity, and training.

Around 30 percent of males working remotely with children at home obtained a promotion during the epidemic. On the contrary, about 10 percent of women are in the same circumstance. A quarter of men received a wage hike. On the contrary, around 10 percent of women received a hike in wage. It is important to remember that the road to equality is long and convoluted. The recent narrowing of the gender gap is a reminder of this fact. Amid hardship, persistence is critical, and not lose sight of your goals. Even if you were an ordinary student, you might soon find yourself in a conference where you discover you’re one of the sharpest individuals in the room.

Try something new

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Taking a break from work to have and care for children (or others, such as aged parents) is unavoidable for many women. Finding an employer ready to take a chance on women returning to the workforce, in my experience, can be challenging. That is why it is critical to be persistent and eager to reinvent oneself. Stay curious throughout your work. That’s essential if you want to be able to adjust. Perhaps your prior employment in product marketing has vanished since you left the industry, or you’ve reached a stage or point in your career where you no longer enjoy the work. Are your current skillsets transferable to a new position? Are there any abilities you’ve acquired or could gain that would allow you to choose a different career path? Hiring women or people who have come after a professional sabbatical can help supplement current talent pools. These “returners” are frequently highly driven, educated, and qualified for a wide range of positions. They want to give it their all and present mature and different opinions they gained during their break. When the tech industry desperately needs more skilled workers, particularly women, this is the time to give attention to this group dedicated group.

Be flexible

Change can be challenging, but embracing and adjusting can lead to new opportunities. It’s critical to not only survive but also to grasp and learn how to flourish in organizational change if you want to succeed. If an employer asks an employee to make such a significant transition, they should provide all the required tools and resources to get their new role. This is where cultivating a learning culture comes into play in which everyone gets a chance to gain new skills and capacities.