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ISACA programme aims to attract more women into technology professions

For some time women have been underrepresented in technology, but a new programme seeks to change that by connecting women in technology.

ISACA's Connecting Women Leaders in Technology programme will offer a robust platform to attract more women into technology professions, provide support tools to help advance and sustain women's careers, and deliver educational opportunities to gain skills and increase knowledge to further enhance women's leadership in the global technology workforce.

“The empowerment of women within the global technology workforce is critical to sustaining, growing and advancing our profession. Connecting Women Leaders in Technology will engage female professionals in the key areas of education, awareness and advocacy,” said Jo Stewart-Rattray, director of information security and IT assurance at BRM Holdich, Australia.

CREST recently reported that only 10 percent of the global cyber-security workforce is made up of women. Furthermore, Deloitte Global projects that by the end of 2016, less than 25 percent of IT jobs in developed countries will be held by women.

“The underrepresentation of women in tech impacts the entire profession,” said Christos Dimitriadis, chair of the Board of Directors for ISACA.

The programme aims to engage both men and women to drive awareness, help address the issue, and provide resources that enable women to grow as leaders. 

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