The annual EPTECH convention comes back to Calgary as one of its many stops in Canada. EPTECH showcases innovative products relating to: robotics, wearable’s, and prototyping. With all the advancement’s in technology that are highlighted at this event there needs to be the men to make it and sell it, but that might just be a problem.
“It bodes well for the future”
In 2017 only 5% of solo founders of technology companies in Canada were females, and in 2018 that number jumped up to 30%. Woman in the technology industry is rare but is slowly on the rise. The trend for women who are solo founders are on the rise in Canada and Scott Atkinson, Associate Publisher, thinks that it will continue to rise. Atkinson say’s ” I see more women not only attending but more women on the show floor as well selling product and talking about technology, so it bodes well for the future.”
In the United States less then 20% of tech jobs were held by women, in comparison to women securing over 50% of the workforce. According to an international recruitment agency, Next Generation, a reason that this may be the case is due to the “pinkification”, the influence of what young girls deal with compared to young boys. CEO of Next Generation Recruitment, Linda Davis, says that there are no female role models in the technology industry that young girls can look up to and strive to be like.
With the numbers for females in tech on the rise the future is looking bright for equality in the industry.