This Women's Day! See How Women Are Leading The Tech Industry

By ridhigrg |Email | Mar 7, 2019 | 1572 Views

Males are always given the priority in the tech industry and this because of the leading contribution of the iconic male entrepreneurs which are Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg in this sector. Whereas women are also contributing enough for entering in the tech industry, and there are firms which are global like Apple, Google, Twitter, etc. are hiring women as it is noted that 238% faster than men. 
When it comes to tech, women are also mobilizing to take inequality and parity matters into their own hands.
Coupofy has taken a look at some of the most successful women in the industry and their roles as founders, leaders, and venture capitalists, to produce this infographic on the role that women play in the tech industry today.

Strong representation of women in the labor market is key, historically and today, for women to be able to assert their rights in all aspects of their lives. Companies like Facebook cannot be allowed to divide and conquer by gender, race, sexuality, age, disability, or any other number of categories people have fought to protect by law as deserving of equal rights.

How many women are working in tech?
It is noted that women founded 20% of tech startups across the world.
There are several countries which have most of the tech startups which are founded by women. 
The women who are working for Facebook, their number has increased by 84% as compared to men which have only 16% increment. In 2015, there were 83% of women who joined Microsoft and then also a number of men were less.

The worlds most powerful women in tech
In Fortune,17.4% of CIOs 500 companies were women and 6 of Fortune 15 companies have female CIOs.
The 7% richest tech billionaires are represented by Woman. 
Rebecca Shanahan is CEO of the fastest growing company led by a woman, growing by $469.4 million in 3 years.

Women in venture capital
Only 4.2% of venture capital investors in the US are women.
5 of 100 investors in the Forbes Midas list of the top venture capitalists are women.

Why do women leave tech?
Due to long hours of work, less salary and no progress these conditions force 30% of women to leave this industry. 
And some like up to 27% make it as a work-life balance, as they do not have much time for their families and kids and because of traveling which is too much. 
Some of the other top reasons were a loss of interest in their job and problems with the company environment.
24% of women who leave a tech role go on to a nontechnical role in a different company and 22% become self-employed in a tech field.

Source: HOB