Company Women in Technology
Harvey Nash Women in Technology Initiatives
Harvey Nash is committed to diversity globally, with regional initiatives to address local issues. Harvey Nash is a strategic sponsor or supporter of three initiatives in the U.S. under our Women in Technology (WiT) banner.
About the Initiatives
These programs are supported by Harvey Nash to recruit women and girls into the field of Information Technology.
- Harvey Nash Tech Women of Tomorrow – is designed to attract, retain and advance high school and college women in pursuit of IT careers through education, support and guidance delivered through a partnership with all-women schools.
- ARA (Attract, Retain, Advance) - an organization to which Harvey Nash is a strategic sponsor, provides career support for pre-executive women professionals in IT through structured mentor/mentee relationships.
- Executive Women in IT Networking Group, providing career support and mentoring for women in senior IT leadership roles.
Women are still under-represented in the information technology field, with only 9% holding senior IT leadership positions in 2016, up from 6% in 2015.
Yet the changing role of the CIO demands the ability to manage multiple details, soft skills such as collaboration and communication, and leadership traits such as influence, innovation and entrepreneurship - all hallmark traits of the female worker.
Social deterrents exist that prevent women from entering IT, such as a lack of female role models, negative stereotypes of programming and technology jobs and a perceived “geek” culture that is not appealing to young women.
The information technology community faces a challenge: a significant IT talent gap. How do we boost the supply of U.S. technology talent? Women! Harvey Nash believes we will achieve a notable shift by increasing awareness among hiring teams of the viability and impact that women offer for IT department success.
Together, through the Harvey Nash Women in Technology initiatives, our community can:
- Boost the supply of U.S. technology talent
- Better represent women in technology
- Meet future growing demands for IT talent
Events & Insights
Check out our events page to learn more about the Women in Technology programs taking place in your region.
Also, be sure to visit our insights section to read and hear from our executive team speaking passionately about the topic, and download a copy of our brochure, Harvey Nash: A Champion for Gender Diversity, to learn more about the company's global initiatives.
Women in Technology
Harvey Nash’s Women in Technology is a community of women in the IT profession that networks across the U.S., UK and Europe, promoting technology careers throughout the company’s talent pipeline, with activities that range from talking at schools to mentoring aspirant and established technology leaders.
Executive Women in IT Networking Group
Founded in 2005 in collaboration with ClearEdge Marketing and McCann Partners, the Chicago-based Executive Women in IT.
Group aspires to build strong female leaders to support and influence the IT community. It has established a growing database of more than 350 women serving in IT leadership positions, who meet quarterly to discuss the challenges they face with a peer group that can help provide solutions.
Attract. Retain. Advance. (ARA)
During the evolution of the Executive Women in IT Networking Group, a need was identified for similar support aimed at up and coming women in technology professionals. Together with other leading women in Chicago, ARA’s goal is to Attract, Retain and Advance women in technology. Through a series of programs and networking events, including a mentorship program, ARA has seen tremendous growth since its inception in 2013, with expansion to Seattle, New York City, Houston, Silicon Valley and Denver.
Tech Women of Tomorrow
With programs in place to support women who have already begun, or in some cases, advanced their technology careers, we recognized a need to support young women who are still figuring out how to start careers in technology. With that need in mind, Tech Women of Tomorrow was launched. Through a series of programs, Harvey Nash helps high school and college women pursue areas of interest that lead to technology careers that leverage their expertise in math, science and computer programming.