The need for qualified women in an IT company offers the IT field of work meanwhile very good career opportunities for women. New fields of activity, such as e-commerce or Internet marketing require no technical training. Interdisciplinary skills are increasingly in demand. With regard to the reconciliation of family and career professionals in the IT industry have so many advantages. Flexible working hours, spatial independence or teleworking offer a huge relief just women with children.
That the IT field now increasingly also for women is interesting, and that women here can penetrate in the leadership positions, shows the recently published Forbes list of 100 most powerful women. This year 20 are equal to 3 candidates from the IT industry among the top. The highest ranking, ranked 12th, occupied the Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz. The IT industry undergoing just a change away from the technology focus, and service business. It is precisely women who benefit from this change. You can use the Customer orientation is probably better understand and implement as men. Strong communication skills is another advantage, can score with the women in this field of activity. So that you can win even more women for the IT industry and animate the already workers to stay, they must be promoted accordingly. An example of such nationwide, State support is the FEMtech project of the Austrian Federal Ministry for transport, innovation and technology (BMVIT). This program supports over a period of 2 years in the special technicians and programmers.