AT&T's Brooks McCorcle and Sue Galvanek tell CRN how the company is doing its part to close the gender gap in the IT industry and making sure women have a seat at the table.
AT&T Channel Leaders: How To Hire And Retain Women In The Workplace
Women still aren't occupying the IT industry at the same pace as men, but some companies are standing out by embracing diversity and taking steps to ensure women have a seat at the table.
Dallas-based AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications providers in the country, is a big advocate for women in IT. The carrier boasts a work staff of about 36 percent women, who are also filling management positions at about the same clip. AT&T has several formal mentoring programs geared toward encouraging women at different stages in their career paths and believes that diversity in any form just makes good businesses sense, according to Brooks McCorcle, president of AT&T Partner Solutions.
McCorcle, alongside Sue Galvanek, vice president of marketing, pricing and product solutions for AT&T Partner Exchange, sat down with CRN to share their thoughts on the gender gap that still exists in IT, how IT vendors and service providers can help, and the misunderstood parts about pursuing a career in the IT industry.