Women technologists 'struggle to find work/life balance'

18-04-2008

Women technologists 'struggle to find work/life balance'
Female professionals in the IT and technology sector find it difficult to strike a good balance between their work life and their home life, a new survey has revealed.

Conducted by womenintechnology.co.uk, a survey of 200 women technologists discovered that 55 per cent believe they have managed to create the right mix of work and home life, but it has not been achieved easily.

Furthermore, 77 per cent of those questioned said that although flexible working was offered by their companies, it does not work in practice.

Director of womenintechnology.co.uk Maggie Berry stated that the sector is losing its female employees because of this problem.

"The number of women working in IT is dwindling and work/life balance is often cited as a key reason for this," she said.

Mike Hill, chief executive of Graduate Prospects, recently noted that many women tend to avoid working for blue chip companies after they graduate from university.

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