Jalasoft, one of South America's fastest-growing software development companies, is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. According to a National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) report, women hold only 25% of computing-related jobs in the United States.
In contrast, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report shows that the technology-related workforce drops significantly to 18% in Latin America. While there is a gender gap in the tech industry worldwide, the situation in Latin America is particularly challenging due to cultural and societal factors that perpetuate gender stereotypes and limit opportunities for women.
Recognizing the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
Jalasoft recognizes the importance of diversity in the workplace, not only for the ethical imperative of ensuring equal opportunities for all but also for the business benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As a result, the company actively works to promote gender equality and provide opportunities for professional growth and development for all employees.
Promoting Gender Equality in the Hiring Process
One-way Jalasoft promotes gender equality is by seeking out talent from diverse backgrounds and promoting gender equality at every stage of the hiring process. From the beginning of our early training programs for university graduates and the admission process at Jala University.
It is important because studies have shown that unconscious bias can affect hiring decisions, leading to fewer opportunities for women in the software industry. A survey by AnitaB.org found that 78% of women in tech believe that gender bias is a problem in the industry.
Empowering Women in Technology: Making Significant Contributions
Despite these challenges, women have made significant contributions to the software industry and have the potential to make even more significant contributions in the future. Research by McKinsey & Company has shown that gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.
Gender-Balanced Teams at Jalasoft
At Jalasoft, 26% of women comprise our engineering team of over 1,000 +. In addition, 41% of our technical managers are women. Jalasoft's commitment to diversity and inclusion sets an example for other companies in the tech industry. By prioritizing gender equality and creating a supportive and equitable work environment, Jalasoft is leading the way in promoting diversity and inclusion in the software industry.
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