Global tech industry workforce diversity 2019, by gender

As of 2019, most employees in selected tech companies were male. Biotech company 23andMe was ranked first with 51 percent female employees, the only company on the list to feature a majority female workforce. Airbnb was ranked second with 48.94 percent female employees. Hardware-focused companies Intel, Cisco, and Nvidia closed the ranking with less than 30 percent female workforce each.

One female to every two males in U.S. tech industry

    The majority of employees in the U.S. tech industry are male. Round about a third of all employees in tech occupations in the United States are women – Washington D.C., or the District of Columbia, was the state with the greatest tech gender balance in the U.S., with close to 40 percent of tech employees there being female in 2019. In general, females also earn less than their male counterparts: males in the U.S. earn around 20,000 U.S. dollars on average more than females.

Types of tech employment

   The IT sector employment includes professionals from various sub-fields, such as, technology manufacturing, telecommunications and internet services, software publishing, etc. The worldwide full-time employment in the ICT sector is forecast to grow by around ten million in the next four years. Full-time employees represent close to 70 percent of all IT workers worldwide. Other types of employment include outsourced, contractor, or part-time workers.

Distribution of employees at global tech companies in 2019, by gender

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2018 and 2019

Special properties

based on company reports

Supplementary notes

Data for AirBnb, Apple, eBay, HPE, PayPal, and Square is from 2018.
*Etsy: 6.9 percent of employees were categorized as other (self-reported) / not declared; including Reverb employees
*Salesforce: missing 0.2 percent of employees are non-binary, other, or undisclosed.

Company diversity reportings:
HP Inc

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