SALT LAKE CITY, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Tech Council (WTC), a national organization based in Silicon Slopes focused on increasing the number of women in technology, today released the first series of Best Practices from WTC's Diversity & Inclusion Forum detailing specific programs implemented by technology companies to close the gender gap and create more inclusive cultures. Released in celebration of International Women's Day, each Best Practice documents a program by Workfront, Pluralsight and Adobe that created measurable impact on gender inclusivity and provides insights to enable implementation by other technology companies.
"Regardless of product or vertical, research shows creating inclusive environments that leverage the talent of diverse teams propels a company's overall revenue and profitability," said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. "Identifying and disseminating the practices that are making real impact towards gender inclusion helps accelerate adoption across the technology industry to build a more robust, competitive and diverse community."
This first series of Best Practices documents company programs and outcomes including the following:
- Adobe's policy to support parental leave
- Pluralsight's work to facilitate more diverse tech hiring
- Workfront's efforts to close the pay gap
In addition to these Best Practices, WTC today released additional resources to help companies create more gender-inclusive cultures:
- The report, "The Gender Gap in Tech and How to Fix It," outlining the four critical components technology companies must engage to attract and retain a more gender-diverse workforce. For more on this report, visit www.womentechcouncil.org.
- The 2019 Shatter List showcasing technology companies that are actively implementing additional programs to create more gender-inclusive cultures and help break the glass ceiling for women in tech. For more on the 2019 Shatter List and these companies, visit www.womentechcouncil.org
For more information about what more is being done to change the tech world for women, visit, www.womentechcouncil.org.
About Women Tech Council:
Women Tech Council (WTC) is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in the technology sector through developing programs that propel the economic pipeline from high school K-12 to the C-suite. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on inclusivity and high performance. Through this work, WTC propels women in technology careers and the talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse and entrepreneurial technology workforce. For more information on Women Tech Council, visit: www.womentechcouncil.org.
SOURCE Women Tech Council