Is Technology the Best Sector For Female Advancement? - Page 2
In a variety of older and well-entrenched fields, the inability for women to advance beyond a certain level unfortunately continues. Traditional areas such as high finance, science and even medicine to some degree have still remained disproportionately male, at the senior ranks. In many of these sectors, the writing on the wall remains the same, and the glass ceiling that keeps women from significant advancement remains in place. This is not evidently the case in a field where innovation and new ideas are commonplace. A female leader, in these instances may very well be seen as a clear reflection of the changing guard, in keeping with the overall philosophy of progress.
While we continue to push for greater equality for women in all areas of the business world, the appointment of Ginny Rometty to IBM’s helm is an encouraging sign. There is an ongoing hope that advancement for other equally qualified women in the world of high tech will eventually be realized. Until there is an equal male/female split amongst the highest corporate ranks in sectors, it might bode those females just starting out in their careers to perhaps consider a less conventional route. All we are saying is give tech a chance.
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