Faced with a growing skills gap and the need to fill two million tech jobs in the coming decade, GE and other firms view women as the answer. CIO Monica Eaton-Cardone joins those actively working to increase employment of women in technology roles.
A recent General Electric (GE) report states that unfilled tech jobs are “holding back the growth of key industries and slowing economic development,” which poses a problem for U.S. companies seeking to fill an estimated two million computing and engineering positions over the next decade.(1) To address this shortage, GE and other industry leaders are undertaking efforts to boost employment rates of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) positions.(2) Monica Eaton-Cardone, an IT executive specializing in risk management and fraud prevention, joins these forward-thinking firms in pledging to hire more women in technology roles at her companies.