SHARE Virtual 2020: Women in IT Take on the Mainframe’s Future

Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, progress toward gender parity in the U.S. workplace was moving in the right direction, but as more companies strove to remain productive through remote work and other means, gender parity progress has slowed or halted, according to McKinsey’s “Women in the Workplace 2020” report. The mainframe industry, like others, has taken steps to diversify and become more inclusive, and the Women in IT track at SHARE demonstrates the importance of women’s contributions in technology. Several Women in IT panels preceded SHARE Virtual 2020 and set the tone for future innovation, calling attention to the need for greater diversity and out-of-the-box thinking.

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