Why women just don’t want IT

I was away on a snowmobiling vacation in Canada for International Women’s Day in March this year so I missed seeing Sheryle Moon’s speech. I just caught up with it tonight and she raises some really important points.

Women do not want to work in the IT industry. We have to ask ourselves is it women or the industry or government policy that needs to change?

Sheryle Moon is a real inspiration to women, but do we really want to be available 24×7 like she is?

via Aide-mémoire

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.