Today we are proud to celebrate International Women’s Day. As we reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality in and out of the workplace, we look back and celebrate International Women’s Day. Across the world and throughout history, women have made tremendous  strides. In 2022, and in honor of this day, we wanted to take a quick look at how women are continuing to advance across career sectors, including the telecommunications industry.  

According to a 2020 survey conducted by GLF, 70% of telecom organizations with fewer than 30% of technical roles are held by women.  Although a heavily male-dominated industry, telecom continues to provide opportunities for women and in 2022, Deloitte Global predicts that large global technology firms, on average, will reach nearly 33% overall female representation in their workforces this year. So while the uptick is just a few percentage points, this is still significant when it comes to observing the increase of women in this industry. 

Here at 165 Halsey Street, we are committed to supporting the growth and enrichment of women in the telecom, technology and real estate careers. 

It’s important for the telecommunications industry to stay competitive with their hiring, internal promotions, strategies and more. If every organization and industry shifted their focus towards equal opportunities and rights for women, our economy would be more robust and our economic growth would be higher. New data from the IMF shows that closing the gender gap in employment could increase GDP by an average of 35%. Adding one more woman to senior management is associated with an 8–13 basis point higher return on assets. 

Here at 165 Halsey Street, our team duly recognizes the importance of women in the workplace and we are always looking for new initiatives to do our part within the industry, with particular focus on opportunities within the data center sector. 

For an idea just how much women are advancing in this sector, take a look at this Data Center Magazine article from August 2021: “The Top 10 Women in the Data Center Industry.” We could not be more inspired to be part of the industry that encourages such amazing individuals and accomplishments. 

While today is the day dedicated to women, it is every day that we celebrate the women in our lives and thank them all. Thank you for being great confidantes, colleagues, mothers, grandmothers sisters, friends, aunts, employees, managers, innovators, scientists, doctors, data center operators, you name it. There is NOTHING that women cannot do!