Women doing well in high-tech firms

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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/23/2001

Women with MBAs are giving the information technology sector high marks for creating both satisfying work environments and job opportunities. The findings come from one of three recently released reports on the status of women with higher education in the workforce, conducted by Catalyst, a North American research and advocacy group that focuses on women in business.

The survey found 91 per cent of women with MBAs in high tech firms are satisfied with their current positions, compared to 84 per cent of women MBAs in other fields. Women in marketing and sales in particular fair well in high-tech firms.

And they are even more pleased with their job opportunities, with 94 per cent saying they are satisfied with their future prospects, compared to 75 per cent of women MBAs in other sectors.