Women in the Tech Sector
Women hold 56% of professional jobs, but only 25% of IT jobs. Women are the minority of executives at Fortune 500 tech companies (11%) and even less found tech start-ups (5%).
Even though more women (68%) earn a Bachelor’s degree, Women only account for 18% of those earning Computer and Info Science degrees in 2009.
When they do choose the tech sector, women’s pay is still not on par with men’s. The three best paid jobs are computer programmers, computer & information systems managers, and computer software engineershowever women earn 5%, 18%, and 9% less respectively as compared to their male counterparts.
With such low numbers in terms of participation and salary parity, what would you expect in terms of women’s results? Reportedly team with at least one female outperform all-male groups in collective intelligence tests. The return on investment for tech companies is 34% higher with more women in management.
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Redfish Technology has been placing women in dynamic well-paid positions in technology sectors for almost two decades. Some of our recent women tech hires are:
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The WITI Hall of Fame was established in 1996 by WITI to recognize, honor, and promote the outstanding contributions women make to the scientific and technological communities that improve and evolve our society. Key leaders in science and technology were honored at the 18th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards Dinner on Monday, June 3, 2013 in conjunction with WITI’s Annual Women Powering Technology Summit in the Silicon Valley.
NCWIT works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.
Golden Seeds is an investment firm that pursues above market returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and the people who invest in them. Golden Seeds is one of the largest and most active angel organizations in the US. Since 2005, Golden Seeds has invested $58 million in 58 companies.
The Anita Borg Institute seeks to: increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women. Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia and government recruit, retain and develop women technology leaders. By providing inclusive platforms designed to ensure women’s voices, ideas and spirits will result in higher levels of technical innovation, ABI delivers programs that are changing the world for women and for technology.