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What can we do to encourage women into IT project management?

Last week, the BCS’s Project Eye blogged about the low numbers of women entering science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to pursue careers. Project and program management is still required in this fields – so given that women choose project management as a career, why aren’t they choosing it in STEM areas? I’ve teamed up…

Research shows women don’t want management jobs

Research shows women don’t want management jobs

Intellect’s Women in IT Forum and recently released the results of their survey about women working in the technology profession. The survey shows that although 8% of women have reached director-level roles, up 3% on 2007, many women are not interested in pursuing pure management roles and want to remain doing hands on, technical jobs….

Can you wait 58 years to earn the same as your male colleagues?

Just as Sarah Brown is launching her new initiative, Women: Inspiration and Enterprise, we get news of more evidence of discrepancies in women’s pay. The good news is that according to CMI research, this year our salaries rose by 2.8% compared to 2.3% for men. The bad news is that we are still way behind…

It’s Equal Pay Day!

The Equality Bill is still – yawn – going through Parliament. And while I’m not a huge fan, the Bill does include reforms on equal pay laws, and that I support. Who wouldn’t want more money? Seriously though, the statistics are shocking: 39% of male project managers earn over £50k, but only 19% of female…

What are you worth?

Apparently the average salary for a programme manager is £70,196, down from £72,510 this time last year, according to G2, an IT specific recruitment agency. The range of programme manager salaries is actually much narrower than I was expecting, with the average minimum being £65,513 (last year – £66,711) and maximum being £74,990  (last year…