Published: 2019-03-08 14:11
Last Updated: 2019-03-08 19:03
According to figures from the Information and Communications Technology Association-Jordan ‘Intaj’, Jordanian women occupy 21% of top-level management positions in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
In a statement issued on the occasion of International Women's Day, the association said the percentage of women working in the software development field stood at 27.6 percent, the percentage of women active in the technical support jobs hit 13.2 percent, while the percentage of women occupying networks and other technical jobs amounted to 12.3 percent.
Intaj's Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors, Zeena Majali, said that the effective and equal participation of women in any economy creates a more positive and productive environment. Highlighting the importance of providing an appropriate working environment to increase women representation in the ICT sector in particular, where women comprise up to 30%, and other sectors in general.
Majali announced the ‘SheTechs’ council, which consists of businesswomen in the tech sector, will implement an ambitious work plan in March, to train a number of female graduates majoring in technology for the purpose of employment and starting or developing their own pilot projects.
She pointed out that the council seeks to increase Jordanian women's participation in the technology sector, adding these businesswomen have made a "significant" impact in the entrepreneurship sector, as evident by their success stories in launching projects and job opportunities.
Majali said this council is a "platform" that gathers influential women and tech leaders with other peers in the tech industry to achieve specific goals that would empower women specialized in information technology across the Kingdom.