Women lacking in IT sector
Women are considered as the minority section of the society. They are almost backward in all the sections and it remains the same for IT as well. This industry is hurting for women. Only a minority of 11 percent is owned by women. WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) Federal Contract program requires 5 percent of all IT jobs to go to female-owned integration companies, but there must be at the least 2 female bidders. The worst scenario is that there are hardly any female bidders; hence, the women-owned IT firms are ineligible for the contracts.
From the article: 'Wendy Frank, founder of Accell Security Inc, wishes she had more competitors. It's not often you hear any integrator say that, but in Frank's case, she has good reason. The current Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes five percent of Federal prime and subcontracts to be set aside for WOSBs. While that might sound fair on the surface, in order to invoke the money set aside for this program, the contracting officer at an agency has to have a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs will submit offers for the job. “We could not participate in the government’s Women-Owned Small Business program unless there was another female competitor,” says Frank. “Procurement officers required that at least two women-owned small businesses compete for the contracts, even in the IT field, where women-owned businesses are underrepresented.”According to an article, posted by Samzenpus.
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