Why D&I is key to better infrastructure and operations teams

Why D&I is key to better infrastructure and operations teams

IT has a reputation for a lack of diversity, and Logan shared some statistics.In 1984, 37 per cent of graduates who received a technology or data-related degree were women. By 2018, that number had dropped to 19 per cent. By comparison, nearly 50 per cent of medical students and law students are women, Logan said.“Gender balance in IT got worse and worse, while overall employment in ICT—information and communication technology—exploded,” Logan said.Many minority groups, too, remain underrepresented in IT. The numbers are more complicated; minority populations of some kinds are underrepresented, but others are not. “It’s very much dependent on geography,” Logan said.Specific to I&O, the numbers show the lack of gender diversity is pervasive.“Right now, 86 per cent of your I&O colleagues are men… and 80 per cent of your colleagues are over the age of 45,” Logan said. “In an industry and profession that has a reputation for a lack of diversity, I&O actually stands out as worse than average,” Logan said. “You work in a monoculture,”

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