New report shines light on sexism and ageism in ICT industry

A new preliminary study which reviews the participation of women and men in the ICT industry is calling for an urgent investigation into sexism, ageism and their combined impact in the sector.

Dr Amanda Lynn of Mandolin Associates conducted the study that explored data supplied by Statistics New Zealand from the Household Labour Force Survey of 2017.

Although women do the same work as their male peers and offer the same value, only about a quarter of the workforce in ICT is female.

At 55 years of age, the numbers of both men and women in the ICT Industry falls sharply, with the remaining women being paid less than their male peers, the report finds.

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