Tech, and other STEM disciplines, have a notable gender and diversity disparity. This graphic explains a few reasons why we have this problem and why it matters.
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NextGeneration Recruitment pulled together the stats. Only about a quarter of computing jobs in the US are held by women and the situation is similar across much of the world. Women make up a minority of staff at tech companies, regardless of job role. Women are 45% more likely to leave a STEM-related job than men in the first year. Globally, tech leadership roles are split 20-80 in men's favour.
Besides the reasons cited below and an alienating culture, women's own sensitivity to grades could make these fields less attractive to them. Still, the lack of diversity is actually a problem for all of us, for the reasons pointed out in the graphic.
Why Aren't There More Women in Tech? [NextGeneration Recruitment]