Charles Gutjahr

Melbourne, Australia

We're still not close to equality in technology

1 Dec 2019 — a 1 minute read on opinion

We need to do more to attract and retain women in technology. In Australia less than a quarter of IT graduates are women, and that ratio has actually gotten worse: it has dropped since 2001 when I graduated.

Not only is it imbalanced at the start, I reckon that more of my female friends from uni have dropped out of the IT industry than my male friends. So it's not just up to schools and educators to fix this... the industry has to work on it too.

That industry, by the way, is us. A number of you are managers and have some power in the IT industry now. If you're not actively doing things to make the industry more equal, then who will?