- Women make up 26.7% of the global technology workforce. This is an improvement from the early 2000s, when women only made up 9% of the tech workforce.
- The percentage of women in tech leadership roles is even lower. Only 11% of C-suite executives in the tech industry are women.
- Women of color are even more underrepresented in tech. Only 5% of women in tech are Black or African American, and only 3% are Hispanic or Latinx.
- The tech industry is facing a diversity crisis. A recent study found that the tech industry is losing $1.3 trillion each year due to the lack of diversity.
60% of women in tech said a parent or teacher encouraged them.
This 2022 research from Logitech, along with Girls Who Code, questioned tech and IT professionals. 60% of women who went to college for computer science degrees were supported by a parent or instructor, while 38% said that their interest originated in high school.
Only 10% of women working in a technology role work in a female-majority team.
A little over half of organizations (53%) indicate that the percentage of women in senior IT or tech roles has risen during the last two years. In contrast, 48% of women work in male-dominated teams, while only 10% work in female-dominated teams.
Women in their 20s are increasing the female presence in the tech world.
Women in their twenties constitute around 40% of all candidates in this age bracket. In the period between 2020 and 2021, women comprised an average of 41% of all applicants in the technology industry, a 400% increase over the preceding five-year period.
For small companies, an average of 30.2% of employees are women.
Medium organizations have an average of 29.6% female employees larger companies have an average of 27% female employees.
Gender-diverse companies are 48% more likely to outperform their competitors.
There is a significant correlation connecting diversity in leadership teams with financial results: businesses with the highest gender diversity are 48% more likely to achieve better results than those with the least gender diversity.
75% of women in tech consistently asked to handle more administrative tasks.
Navisite discovered that women are required to carry out the majority of administrative duties. In addition, 86% of women report being accused of being excessively emotional at work or being labeled with equivalent gendered terms.
There are a number of things that can be done to address the gender gap in tech. These include:
- Challenging stereotypes and unconscious bias. Companies need to make a conscious effort to challenge stereotypes and unconscious bias about women in tech. This can be done through training programs, awareness campaigns, and other initiatives.
- Providing more role models. Companies need to do more to provide role models for women in tech. This can be done by hiring more women in leadership roles, and by creating mentoring programs and other opportunities for women to connect with each other.
- Creating more supportive work environments. Companies need to create more supportive work environments for women in tech. This means addressing issues such as harassment, discrimination, and work-life balance.
The gender gap in tech is a complex problem, but it is one that can be solved. By taking steps to challenge stereotypes, provide more role models, and create more supportive work environments, we can make the tech industry a more inclusive and equitable place for women.