Technology has for many years been a sector that is dominated by men. However, in the recent past, more women are tossing themselves into the sector proving to the world that they too can be players.
The hurdle towards achieving gender equality in the Technology sector has more or less been crossed. The hurdle that remains is getting women into not only Tech but also Tech leadership.
The theme for this year’s HerNovation is ‘The Broken Rung’ which refers to the disparity for women in the path to leadership. The broken rung of the corporate ladder for women in tech is at the Managerial level .
CIO Africa is at the forefront in encouraging more women to get into tech, promoting gender equality in the tech sector.
Kenya Breweries Ltd. Managing Director John Musunga is one of the individuals in Tech Leadership who supports for women to get into tech leadership as well.
Musunga believes that gender equality conversations is setting the stage for change in the public sector. At the 2nd edition of HerNovation, Musunga drew emphasis on how organizations can benefit while building more equal opportunity workplaces in a quest to address gaps and increasing women’s workforce participation.
Getting women to start embracing the opportunities that are presented to them is a start. Opportunities come all the time and women can shy away if they are not given the support needed for them to succeed in the job industry.
“Let us set the scene for women to be supported in the work place. First we set the scene, then we make it easier for the next generation. It was more difficult for the past generation than it is now,” Musunga noted in his presentation at the second edition of HerNovation.
We need to start the conversation about women in tech leadership so that important players in the industry can pick it up and start giving women more opportunities to get into IT Leadership.