ENTREVESTOR: Digital Nova Scotia works to boost women in tech
When Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia read about Deloitte Canada’s recent report on the status of women in tech, she had to agree with the dismal findings.
Deloitte looked at the way women are recruited and hired, their retention rates, pay, and paths to promotion, and found cause for concern in all areas.
But Bahr-Gedalia, the President and CEO of Digital Nova Scotia, is also optimistic because she is involved in a project that is boosting women in tech in the province.
The Women Leaders Fueling the Digital Economy project launched in early 2014.
“This is the first project of its scope in Nova Scotia,” Bahr-Gedalia said.
“The aim of the project is to increase the number of women in senior-level positions working in technology,” she said of the initiative, which is being funded by Status of Women Canada.
Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) is the industry association for Nova Scotia’s information and communications technology and digital technologies sector.