Toronto: A recent report published by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship says women in Canada are under-represented in the Canadian technological workforce. In light of recent International Women’s Day and its theme “Balance for Better,” Canadian tech service provider mobileLIVE decided to showcase how they’ve been working towards a more balanced workforce.
“We are a team of 300+ technical and non-technical roles, working together to accelerate digital transformation for our clients. It is undoubtedly a proud moment for us to say that 31% of our total team is women, and it is a well planned strategic move to enhance the representation of the female force in our teams” explains Aftab Ali, Head of Human Resources at mobileLIVE.
The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains women account for 20% of the tech workforce in comparison to their 80% male counterparts. Furthermore, the report also claims, “women participate at lower rates in tech, across all age groups.”
In 2018, MaRS, Feminuity, and Fortay conducted a survey to examine diversity, inclusion and belonging in Toronto’s tech sector. Women in Toronto’s tech sector reported “lower levels of diversity, inclusion and belonging compared to men.” The report also highlighted that “women in Toronto’s tech sector also feel less engaged in decision-making processes at work.”
“The average age of women at mobileLIVE is around 33, but we have a wide range,” affirms Aftab. “From GenZ to Millennials to Baby Boomers, with each excelling in their career trajectory. It is also worth noting that our leadership team comprises of 25% women, which sets a great balance within the organization.”
At present, 28% of technical roles at mobileLIVE, including Software Developers, Business System Analysts, Data Scientists, Project Managers, Quality Assurance Engineers, Network Engineers, are held by women. On the other hand, 58% of the non-technical roles involving departments like Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, and Administration are held by women.
From flexible work schedules, time off for childcare, exclusive shopping perks, health benefits, and a family-like culture, mobileLIVE continues to reaffirm their commitment in promoting equality and balance for women in the workplace and the world.