We promote equal access to technology and translation jobs

The United Nations’ proposed theme for International Women’s Day 2024, “Invest in Women’s Rights to Accelerate Equality,” highlights the importance of taking concrete steps to promote gender equality in all aspects of society. In this article, we will explore how this premise relates to equal access to jobs in technology and in the translation and localization industry, fields that are experiencing significant growth but still face challenges in terms of diversity and accessibility for women.


The lack of female representation in the IT industry is blatantly obvious, both in leadership roles and in technical positions. Despite the efforts made by the industry to encourage gender diversity, women continue to be underrepresented in fields such as programming, software engineering and cybersecurity. This disparity not only limits career growth opportunities for women, but also affects innovation and the development of more inclusive technology solutions.


Although women in translation and localization make up a significant portion of the workforce in our industry, we are aware that in other fields they face challenges in terms of equal access to job opportunities. In addition, women translators often face payment disparities and difficulties in balancing work and family responsibilities.


Promoting gender equality in the workplace related to technology, AI and in particular in the field of translation and localization offers tangible benefits. Gender diversity in work teams has been shown to boost innovation, improve decision-making and increase the profitability of companies. In addition, by including a variety of perspectives and experiences, more inclusive and culturally sensitive language solutions can be developed.


To address the challenges of gender equality in technology and translation work, we at LHT implement concrete strategies at the individual and organizational level. These include inclusive hiring policies, mentoring programs for women leaders, and fostering a work culture that values diversity and equal opportunity. In addition, we invest in training and education programs that help close the skills gap and promote female leadership in both fields.


By investing in women’s rights and promoting gender equality in technology and translation work, we are not only building a more equitable and fair future, but also driving innovation and sustainable development globally. It is time to make a commitment to creating more inclusive and accessible work environments, where all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their gender. Together, we can accelerate the path to equality.