The debate regarding gender and diversity issues is long overdue, and the Women in Technology variable, although newer and not yet fully explored, is beginning to present some of the most alarming statistics.
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Statistics on Women in Technology
On a global scale:
Because of this, and in line with the global scale of the problem, Women in Technology earn 19 percent less than men who do the same job. And as if that statistic was not disturbing enough, 46 percent of Women in Technology have suffered discrimination at some point in their professional careers.
The figures for Argentina and globally make for uncomfortable reading. But what is behind the Women in Technology gap?
Behind the statistics
If we dove even deeper we would find more and more of these factors, but for now we can identify these items as generally “responsible” for the statistics on Women in Technology .
Increasing the number of Women in Technology
Understanding the complexity of the problem and knowing that we want more and more diversity in the tech environment, at Santex we decided to implement a new referral policy during 2020.
Our Community already had a Referral Policy to incorporate more and more people in our Operations area. The reward for recommending someone was $900 (USD). Today we have decided that we want our teams to be made up of more women, so those who refer a potential new collaborator will be given an incentive of $1,800 (USD) if their referral leads to a woman being hired.