Women in tech jobs unhappy with supervisors

Increased managerial training, communication needed: Report
By Shannon Klie
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/02/2008

To meet the increased demand for talent, technology companies have been offering better working conditions for men and women and, as a result, women in technology jobs are happier than they have been in the past, according to a new report.

“Tech companies have made good progress. Women are doing well and are more satisfied in their work environments,” said Deborah Gillis, vice-president, Canada, of Catalyst. “While barriers continue to exist, the extent to which these barriers are perceived by women have diminished over time.”

However, the report by Catalyst, a New York-based research and advisory organization that promotes women in business, found there are several, persistent barriers identified by women in tech jobs.