How can men support women in tech?

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Men need to acknowledge that there is a problem; once that happens we can start to change the problems women in tech face.

 

I often speak on women in cyber security and i am always met with comments from men who tell me it isn’t fair that women are ┬ábeing paid more than them and that there doesn’t need to be any changes to attract / retain more women. Yet up to 30% of the industry have never worked in a team with a woman in it, there are only 14% women in the industry and only around 5% at the top level. Many women in the industry are fighting to be taken seriously as a professional and not as a token hire.

 

If more men in the industry were to acknowledge that there is a problem and that a gender balance is positive, it would be a great help. Women can do the rest for themselves!

 

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