Women in Technology. Would it be the difference if women make the half the workforce?
When the topic of “Women in Technology” comes, the stats won’t amaze anyone. Only 17% of venture-backed companies are founded by women, and they comprise just 7% of partners of at top 100 venture capitalist firms.
Many attempts were made to revitalize women into tech, yet we are still far from the gender equivalence in the industry.
Research shines that, “six women programmed the first electronic computer” during the WWII, but credit wasn’t given to them and their work went unrecognized and uneulogized for years.
Factors might account for Gender disparities:
- When a poll is conducted across the United States, vast American people (86%) thought women and men are equally intelligent&75% thinks both are equally innovative. While women got an advantage over men in terms of “honest, compassionate and organized”.
- While the public kept their confidence in running the tech companies on men (29%) over women (10%).
- Despite the effort, women haven’t had success in getting to technology. Their numbers improved in biological sciences. But dipped in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Reasons what’s holding women from the top jobs from the public?
- Women aren’t held to high standards (43%).
- They aren’t ready to hire (43%).
- Not enough time due to family responsibilities (23%).
- They don’t have enough connections (20%).
- They aren’t tough enough (9%).
- They don’t make as good managers (7%).
“Will there be the difference if women make the half the force in tech?”
Thoughts from the women in tech:
“If there were more tech companies led by women, I truly believe that the way women are treated in society will change”. Valerie stark
“If we have more women in the tech world, we’d have the products that actually solve problems for everyone”. Anne-Marie