Many tech companies today are looking for ways to increase the percentage of women applicants
. For a variety of reasons, the tech industry, in general, has developed a reputation as an environment many women find unwelcoming. If you want to attract qualified female applicants, you need to send a clear signal that your company offers them the opportunities they want. In addition to posting job openings in your usual venues, consider reaching out specifically to female applicants by listing the position with various professional organizations for women in tech. If you are looking for entry-level applicants, you may also want to contact high school and college groups that aim to promote tech opportunities for women. In the longer term, one of the best ways to attract women to your company is to demonstrate that they can have a real shot at a professional future there. Take a look at your company's record of equality in promotions, training opportunities, and pay. Improvement in these areas can improve your reputation as a good place to work for women. Involving women in all stages of your recruitment process can help you avoid unintentionally sending the wrong message. Take a look at Forbes' list of ways to increase gender diversity
for some more ideas.