More roles for women in IT than just coding, female tech leader says

March 8, 2021

The business world needs to move away from the perception that IT equals coding and recognise that there is much more to working in technology, the vice-president of online services provider Cherwell APAC, says.

Penelope Feros told iTWire in comments to mark International Women’s Day, which falls on Monday, that the tech industry was about “much more than that [coding] and women bring valuable skills to an organisation and are often viewed as great problem solvers”.

Regarding ways to support girls and women in STEM, Feros said as IT was a heavily male-dominated industry, entering the sector could be a daunting experience for women.


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