By the end of 2016 fewer than 25 percent of IT jobs will be held by women - exactly the same proportion as in 2015. This lack of gender diversity in IT is both a social issue and an economic one as well, warns new research by consultants Deloitte.
Given that the global cost of IT is in the tens of billions of dollars, "the gender gap in IT costs the UK alone about $4bn annually", according to the report."So with that cost, gender parity (roughly 50 percent women in IT jobs) seems a reasonable goal over the long term."
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