Celebrating Women in IT: Females Represent 60% of the Tangoe Workforce  

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March is officially women’s month, and did you know that the majority of employees at Tangoe are women? That’s a real rarity in the IT industry!  

With recent trends in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), it becomes increasingly evident that an inclusive workforce is not just a set of values to embrace but a strategic necessity for companies. The role of women is a crucial factor in shaping a dynamic and innovative future at Tangoe and in the industry at large.   

Higher Returns: The Power of Women in the Workplace 

Diversity in the workplace is about fostering an environment where individuals of different backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences come together to create a rich tapestry of ideas. In the IT industry, where problem-solving and innovation are paramount, diverse teams bring a spectrum of ideas that can revolutionize the way companies, including Tangoe, approach challenges.  

Diverse teams perform better, hire better talent, have more engaged members, and retain workers better than those that do not focus on diversity and inclusion, according to a 2020 report from McKinsey. As such, closing gender gaps is not just about checking checkboxes, it’s a proven driver of success. 

Still Underrepresented, Underpaid, Discriminated Against 

While strides have been made towards gender equality in various fields, the IT industry still grapples with a significant gender gap. Despite national conversations about gender diversity in tech, CIO reports women are still underrepresented, underpaid, and often discriminated against in the tech industry, according to studies. When diversity fosters ingenuity, underrepresentation and discrimination is not just a matter of fairness; it stifles innovation and limits the potential of the industry. 

Breaking Stereotypes: Women in IT 

Encouraging more women to pursue careers in IT requires dispelling stereotypes and challenging preconceived notions. Women are just as capable in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields as their male counterparts, and their unique perspectives bring a valuable dimension to problem-solving. 

Initiatives like Girls Who Code and Women in Tech organizations are working tirelessly to bridge the gender gap by providing support, mentorship, and educational opportunities for girls and women interested in technology. The more we normalize the presence of women in IT roles, the more we empower future generations to envision themselves as part of this transformative industry. 

3 Ways Tangoe Fosters Inclusivity for Women 

Creating an inclusive workplace in the IT industry involves proactive efforts to address biases and dismantle barriers, and Tangoe is cognizant of its practices that support women. Here are three ways we foster a welcoming workplace for women:  

  1. Our Women in Tangoe employee resource group offers educational opportunities, networking, and mentorship. Moreover, it creates a culture of openness and collaboration. By fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected, we recognize the full potential of our female diversity. 
  2. Tangoe nurtures a pipeline of female leaders at all levels, which means we are actively fostering gender diversity and equality through the development of women to occupy leadership positions across various tiers or levels of the organization. 
  3. For both external hiring and internal promotions leaders are consistently encouraged to check for diverse candidates, ensuring that recruitment processes are unbiased and focus on attracting diverse talent, including women. 

The importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the IT industry cannot be overstated. Embracing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our global society is key to driving innovation, achieving business success, and creating a better future for all. By actively supporting and encouraging women in IT, we take a significant step towards building a more inclusive and prosperous work environment.  

It’s time to not just talk about diversity but to actively promote and celebrate it. When you see a woman working at Tangoe today, remind her how valuable her unique viewpoint and individual contribution truly is. 

Happy women’s month!