Celebrating International Women's Day: The Rise of Women in Tech


Mar 08, 2024

The last 30 years have been a golden age for digital technology. It’s changed the way we work, how we communicate and the speed of our learning. 

But despite three decades of growth, we are still seeing a pronounced gender gap in tech.

Group of Women hugging

Tech's Unfinished Business

As of 2023, women still only account for around 26% of people working in tech related jobs.

Whilst this is an improvement from the figure of 19% in 2019, much more work needs to be done to get to a place of gender balance.

So, why, even with our advances in bias awareness and gender equality in the workplace, do women still represent a small fraction of the technology workforce? 

There have, of course, been some positive developments in recent years, and we are seeing increasing numbers of tech companies taking steps to address the gender gap. 

But there is still work to be done.

Our Commitment

Anders Electronics picture of our team

At Anders, we have always valued diversity, equity and inclusion and are proud to boast a team which is 50% women, many of whom are in leadership positions. We firmly believe that increasing the opportunities for women to pursue careers in technical roles isn’t just about promoting gender equality and inclusion for the sake of it, it’s also essential to drive innovation. And innovation thrives on diverse perspectives and ideas.

“I'm incredibly proud to spotlight the remarkable women within our global team who bring unparalleled talent, creativity, and dedication, driving innovation, inspiring change and breaking barriers. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, respected, and empowered to thrive. To the women in technology, your passion, expertise, and resilience fuel our progress and shape the future of our industry. Thank you for everything you do, today and every day.”

Margaret Kato, Head of Global Operations at Anders

Celebrating Our Women In Tech 

As we mark International Women's Day 2024, we would like to take a moment to recognise the incredible women who continue to drive us forward with their passion and skill. We ensure each of us, regardless of gender or cultural identity is given the opportunity to build our skills, expand knowledge, and chart out their career pathways.

Hear from our team on what International Women's Day and specifically a career in tech means to them: 

As a company, we’re also looking at ways that we can support and encourage women to consider the tech industry and level the playing field starting with our Undergraduate placement scheme. Take a look at our current opportunities here.

Fortunately, data does show what can be done to help solve this issue. We must continue to challenge outdated notions of job roles and responsibilities, creating environments that foster inclusivity and empower all team members to reach their full potential.

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