Last March, in support of International Women’s Day, we stated our commitment to becoming the employer of choice for women by making “Women in Technology” a top initiative in our Global Diversity program.
OpenText’s gender diversity numbers are already better than the industry average. At 23 percent, we have more women in tech roles than other large software companies and exceed the national average (18 percent) of women in technology. Thirty percent of OpenText employees are female. And three of OpenText’s board seats are held by women (compared to the tech industry’s average of fewer than two).
We’re proud of these figures, but we recognize that being ahead of the curve is not enough. As a leader in Canada’s tech industry, we are in a position to help change the standard. That’s why we’re proud sponsors of the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Through our contribution we’re privileged to play a role in bringing the research and career interests of women in computing to the forefront.
In addition to sponsoring, we are also sending 10 delegates to attend the conference in Houston, Texas this week. While delegates have been selected from different departments across the organization and offices around the world, they all have this in common: They are making a great impact at OpenText. They are wicked smart, unendingly curious, and highly ambitious—and they have given the best part of their careers to OpenText.
Like Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper, these women are born leaders and are extraordinary in their accomplishments. They are agents of the advancement of gender equality in the workplace, driving OpenText forward every day.
I’d like to congratulate these women who have been selected to represent OpenText at the conference, based on their outstanding contributions. To all of our delegates, thank you for your continued commitment to OpenText and to women in technology everywhere.