The future of technology heavily relies on diverse thought and innovation. At Ava Security, we are bringing the future to us by embracing the diversity of our global team. Diversity allows companies to create better and safer products that benefit society. Unique viewpoints and personal experiences of team members leads to innovative product design and therefore, products that work for a larger, more heterogeneous audience. This is why the inclusion of more women is integral as we move forward towards better products, more change, and security transformation.
According to Deloitte, big tech firms, on average, will reach 33% female representation in their workforces this year, up two percent from 2019. This represents significant progress, no matter how gradual. As larger companies continue to create more inclusive workplaces, opportunities for women to thrive in influential companies grow.
Navigating a male-dominated industry can be challenging, but it is necessary in order to #breakthebias and encourage more women in tech. How exactly can we do this? Culture plays a big part.
Work culture by definition is, “the collection of attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that make up the regular atmosphere in a work environment.” It’s easy to define, but hard to identify concretely. Some may think it’s how many perks a company offers, or how often workers get time off and how easy it is to do so. Some think of work culture as celebrating the various cultures and traditions of employees company-wide. Others say it’s how easy it is to speak to your skip-level about an issue or concern you have. The truth is, all of these are aspects of a company culture. And women fall into the center, by offering perspectives not often ingrained in the historically male-led industries. Opening up a culture to more female and minority leaders brings fresh point of views and new understandings of established products.
We want to set the tone for the future of diverse workforces. Ava values the growth of every individual at the company, and praises cross-functional collaboration, transparency, and equitable growth opportunities.