Women in tech

Statista trend report on gender diversity in the global technology industry

Women in tech

Tech has a gender problem. Women are underrepresented, underpaid,and undervalued in the technology industry across the globe. Althoughgender disparity has existed for as long as the tech industry itself hasexisted, matters are made far worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, which,according to the World Economic Forum, has extended the time it takesto close the global gender gap by 36 years – that time stands at 136years now.

Tech gender inequality is a pressing issue that has far-reaching societal,economic, and cultural consequences. This report takes a deep dive intothe topic of gender disparity in the technology industry and explores the issue along the following four aspects:

  • Status quo of tech gender inequality
  • Root causes of the tech gender imbalance
  • Problems (e.g. skill shortage) stemming from tech gender inequality
  • Efforts to boost female participation in tech (e.g. equal pay & visibility)

By presenting the tech gender problem in its multifacetedness, thisreport hopes to foster a greater understanding of the current dilemmaand, more importantly, encourage much-needed discussions on how toimprove the situation. Only with sustained efforts from not only women,but the entire tech industry and society at large, can we approximate totech gender equality. ​

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